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Samuel Gompers

Labor Leader (27-Jan-1850 — 13-Dec-1924)


Paul Buhle. Taking Care of Business: Samuel Gompers, George Meany, Lane Kirkland and the Tragedy of American Labor. New York, NY: Monthly Review Press. 1999. 315pp.

Samuel Gompers. Seventy Years of Life and Labor: An Autobiography. New York: E. P. Dutton. 1925. (2 vols.) 555pp. + 629pp.

Rowland Hill Harvey. Samuel Gompers: Champion of the Toiling Masses. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. 1935. 376pp.

Stuart Bruce Kaufman. Samuel Gompers and the Origins of the American Federation of Labor, 1848-1896. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. 1973. 274pp.

Harold C. Livesay. Samuel Gompers and Organized Labor in America. Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company. 1978.

Hermann Lufft. Samuel Gompers: Arbeiterschaft und Volksgemeinschaft in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika. 1928. 213pp.

Bernard Mandel. Samuel Gompers: A Biography. Yellow Springs, OH: Antioch Press. 1963. 566pp.

Louis Reed. The Labor Philosophy of Samuel Gompers. New York: Columbia University Press. 1930. 190pp.

Florence Calvert Thorne. Samuel Gompers: American Statesman. New York Philosophical Library. 1957. 175pp.


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  5. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.458)

  6. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.264)

  7. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.280)

  8. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.604)

  9. Webster's American Biographies (p.411)

  10. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.411)

  11. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.208)

  12. Who's Who in Modern History, 1860-1980 (p.141)

  13. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (p.350)

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