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Banded together; economic democratization in the Brass Valley.

9780252078064

Banded together; economic democratization in the Brass Valley.

Brecher, Jeremy.

U. of Illinois Press

2011

251 pages

$27.00

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The working class in American history

HN17

Labor historian and activist Brecher explores how working class communities of Connecticut's Naugatuck Valley region responded to the mass closing of factories in the 1970s and 1980s by trying to create democratic alternatives to economic powerlessness through such initiatives as buying and running a failing brass mill; organizing housing cooperatives; and organizing to address the myriad problems of health, education, transportation, and more that accompanied the devastation of the economy. In particular, he focuses on the grassroots work of the Naugatuck Valley Project community alliance.

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