Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

1993

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Sociology

First Advisor

Vernon Ryan

Abstract

The study analyzes various components of the labor movement during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in one of the oldest industrial centers in Poland. The formation and development of the miners' movement are examined with relation to political parties, the labor market, and the mining community. The research also examines the growth of class consciousness with relation to the intellectual ideology of the socialist party and the miners' community. Finally, the study investigates the miners' demands such as wages, better working conditions, and retirement benefits with relation to the changing market. The labor movement is explained in terms of the economic, political, and social dimensions of the era, none of which can be understood in isolation from the others.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-9574

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Anna Partin

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI9321202

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

115 pages

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