Go to the Worker. America's Labor Apostles (Marquette Studies in Theology) by Kimball Baker
Go to the Worker. America's Labor Apostles (Marquette Studies in Theology)
Author: Kimball Baker
Title: Go to the Worker. America's Labor Apostles (Marquette Studies in Theology)
ISBN10: 0874627494
ISBN13: 978-0874627497
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
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Publisher: Marquette Univ Pr; New ed. edition (April 12, 2010)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1421 kb
Size epub: 1866 kb
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In the mid-1930s, as in recent times, the excesses of U.S. capitalism sent the American economy and its workers into a tailspin. Workers in that era responded by organizing massively and negotiating tenaciously, helped mightily by the Catholic social-action movement. This group of priests and laypeople, blending strong spirituality and a passion for worker justice, helped multitudes of workers claim their rights and exercise their responsibilities. This telling story shows how the movement, working toward a path of authentic social justice, provided a third way between rampant capitalist individualism and Communist collectivism, allowing free enterprise to coexist with worker justice and social justice.