Struggle and Mutual Aid by Nicolas Delalande audiobook

Struggle and Mutual Aid: The Age of Worker Solidarity

By Nicolas Delalande
Translated by Anthony Roberts

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A dynamic historian revisits the workers’ internationals, whose scope and significance are commonly overlooked. In current debates about globalization, open and borderless elites are often set in opposition to the immobile and protectionist working classes. This view obscures a major historical fact: for around a century—from the 1860s to the 1970s—worker movements were at the cutting edge of internationalism. The creation in London of the International Workingmen’s Association in 1864 was a turning point. What would later be called the “First International” aspired to bring together European and American workers across languages, nationalities, and trades. It was a major undertaking in a context marked by opening borders, moving capital, and exploding inequalities. In this urgent, engaging work, historian Nicolas Delalande explores how international worker solidarity developed, what it accomplished in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and why it collapsed over the past fifty years, to the point of disappearing from our memories.

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A dynamic historian revisits the workers’ internationals, whose scope and significance are commonly overlooked.

In current debates about globalization, open and borderless elites are often set in opposition to the immobile and protectionist working classes. This view obscures a major historical fact: for around a century—from the 1860s to the 1970s—worker movements were at the cutting edge of internationalism.

The creation in London of the International Workingmen’s Association in 1864 was a turning point. What would later be called the “First International” aspired to bring together European and American workers across languages, nationalities, and trades. It was a major undertaking in a context marked by opening borders, moving capital, and exploding inequalities.

In this urgent, engaging work, historian Nicolas Delalande explores how international worker solidarity developed, what it accomplished in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and why it collapsed over the past fifty years, to the point of disappearing from our memories.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A fascinating book about globalization, internationalism, and wealth redistribution between 1870 and 1914, with lots of lessons for the twenty-first century. When trade and capital flows go global, worker solidarity and political mobilization need to do the same and invent new forms of transnational organizations. A must-read.” Thomas Piketty, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“An indispensable history of working-class internationalism—this book is a must-read for anybody interested in building solidarity across borders today.” Eric Blanc, author of Red State Revolt

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Author Bio: Nicolas Delalande

Author Bio: Nicolas Delalande

Nicolas Delalande is an associate professor of history at the Centre d’Histoire de Sciences Po, Paris, and editor in chief of La Vie des Idées, an online magazine. He is the author of Les Batailles de l’impôt: Consentement et résistances de 1789 à nos jours and a coeditor, with Patrick Boucheron, et al, of Histoire mondiale de la France, published in English in 2019 as France in the World; and, with Nicolas Barreyre, of A World of Public Debts: A Political History.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English