Jeremy Brecher

The Homestead strike, 1892 - Jeremy Brecher

State militia sent to break the Homestead strike

Jeremy Brecher's detailed history of the 1892 strike of workers at the Carnegie Steel Company against the eventually successful attempt of the employer to break their union, the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steelworkers.

The great upheaval of 1877 - Jeremy Brecher

Contemporary illustration of the blockade of engines at Martinsburg.

Jeremy Brecher's vivid history of the first mass strike in US history: the great upheaval of 1877 where workers took over the railways and took on police and federal troops.

Strike! - Jeremy Brecher

In possibly the best book on the American working class movement ever written, Jeremy Brecher narrates the hidden history of mass strikes from 1877 to 1970 from the point of view of the workers themselves.

Strike!: A Review - Root & Branch

Jeremy Brecher's Strike!, reviewed by Steven Sapolsky in Root & Branch No. 4, 1973

Jeremy Brecher responds

Jeremy Brecher responds to Murray Bookchin's critical response of Brecher's review of Bookchin's book. Phew!

Listen Marxist: a reply - Murray Bookchin

Murray Bookchin replies to Jeremy Brecher's review of Post-Scarcity Anarchism.

A post-affluence critique - Jeremy Brecher

Post-Scarcity Anarchism by Murray Bookchin (Ramparts Press, 1971) reviewed by Jeremy Brecher Root & Branch No. 4 (1973), pp. 7-22.

Notes on the postal strike, 1970

Root and Branch on the wildcat strike of US postal workers in 1970 and its implications.

The World War II and post-war strike wave - Jeremy Brecher

US oil workers strike in 1945

Jeremy Brecher on the huge, often unofficial, strikes which swept the US during and after World War II, despite the existence of union-enforced no strike deals.

Radical America #07.06: Workers & the control of production

This issue contains a symposium on Jeremy Brecher's book Strike!. Brecher was a member of the American group Root and Branch, and brought a sort of council communist politics to his research in American labor history. In this Radical America, Brecher's essay "Who Advocates Spontaneity?" addresses criticisms of his book and focuses on the theme of class consciousness.