THE LIFE AND TIMES OF BEESWAX TAYLOR - ORIGINS AND PARADOXES OF THE GILDED-AGE LABOR-MOVEMENT

TitleTHE LIFE AND TIMES OF BEESWAX TAYLOR - ORIGINS AND PARADOXES OF THE GILDED-AGE LABOR-MOVEMENT
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1992
AuthorsKRAUSE, P
JournalLABOR HISTORY
Volume33
Pagination32-54
ISBN Number0023-656X
KeywordsActivism, and Effects (J510), and Religion: U.S., Canada: Pre-1913 (N310), Capitalism, Demography, Economic History: Labor and Consumers, Education, Health, History, Income, J MR HISTORY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, J NM INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS &amp, LABOR, Labor force, Labor relations, Northern America, Personal profiles, Structure, Trade Unions: Objectives, U.S, Wealth, Welfare
Abstract

The dilemmas that Thomas "Beeswax" Taylor, assiduous labor leader and occasional entrepreneur, confronted in his quest for autonomy in Gilded-Age America are examined. An effort to clarify some murky analytical waters of US labor history and its complicated relation to the meaning of 19th-century republicanism is attempted.