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which knowledge is necessary if any constructive plan is to be made for better relations between capital and labor.

After a short introductory chapter the topics discussed are: epochs in the history of organized labor; adoption and interpretation of the constitution; the free school and the wage earner; land reform and the wage earner; labor legislation and the wage earner; labor parties, socialism, direct action, and progressive movement; the ideals of the wage earner; recent pre-war tendencies; and, the war and after. Epochs in the History of Organized Labor is a clear and concise outline of American industrial and labor history and is perhaps the best chapter in the book. Concerning the chapters on the Constitution, Free Schools, and Land Reform, the question might be raised as to the appropriateness of their inclusion. Especially is this true in regard to the discussion concerning the adoption and the interpretaton of the Constitution which is simply a rehash of the now familiar charge that the Constitution was written and adopted through what amounted to a conspiracy on the part of the propertied classes. The argument is interesting but not convincing and shows lack of historical perspective. Too much is read back from presentday conditions. The difficulty of amendment is stressed but the recent passage of the Sixteenth, Seventeenth, and Eighteenth Amendments has led the author to modify somewhat his ideas on that subject. The Constitution, of course, is not sacrosanct and can be changed; but that universal manhood suffrage did not exist at the time of its adoption is an argument neither for nor against it. At any rate, the chapter is based on an idealistic doctrinaire theory and has little relation to the subject of the book.

The matter in the other chapters is, however, more closely connected with the subject of the book. Concerning labor legislation, after tracing its development, the point is made that if it is to accomplish the purpose for which it was ostensibly passed labor legislation must be supported by efficient and sympathetic administration. This fact has been recognized and so through union efforts a considerable number of union men are holding administrative offices in the federal and state service. It is said that two rather antagonistic results will follow. In the first place, the administration of labor laws will be more satisfactory to the wage-earning group than is the case when all administrative positions are filled by persons antagonistic or indifferent to the aspirations of the workers as a class. In the second place, however, as soon as a union man gets a political appointment he is in danger of losing his enthusiasm for unionism. Promotion in industry and political preferment seem to be the means of satisfying the ambitious and modifying the radical. The man who is being promoted or who sees a political job dangling before his eyes has an incentive for conservatism.

Considerable emphasis is placed in various chapters on the difference between business unionism organized along craft lines and industrial or radical unionism. The industrial unionist and many old-line trade unionists are abandoning old and familiar watchwords and traditional policies. The solidarity of the wage-earning class is being stressed. Professor Carlton says:

Not only has industrial integration or combination furnished an incentive and a reason for the partial erasure of craft differences and demarcations, but the shortsighted and fatuous policy of many associations of employers, such as, for example, that of the National Association of Manufacturers, is driving many trade union men into a hard and coherent mass union in which trade demarcations count for little. And the bitter, unreasoning, archaic hatred and opposition of many members of such associations do but furnish the fuel which heats the melting pot and reduces the crystallized trade unions to the amorphous mass union. These gentlemen are in reality the promoters par excellence of revolutionary industrial unionism and of impossibilist socialism.

The changes brought about before and after the war are emphasized in the last two chapters. Among these may be mentioned a tendency toward amalgamation of allied trades, the organization of unskilled workers, and the demand for some participation in the management of industry.

Aside from the strictures noted, this book is a substantial piece of work. One of its chief merits is that it is based on an accurate knowledge of the ideals and policies of organized labor.

GEORGE M. JANES. Washington and Jefferson College.


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This book by the leader of the recent steel strike, in spite of its lurid rhetoric, extreme statements, and partisan viewpoint, throws a good deal of light on labor conditions in the steel industry. Whatever the truth underlying the contentions made, the fact seems to remain that one extreme breeds its opposite extreme. The narra

tive shows clearly that underlying conditions and not merely outside agitators were the cause of the strike. The twelve-hour day, the seven-day week, the twenty-four hour shift, autocratic methods of many employers, and lack of any voice in fixing wages or conditions seem to be the real causes of the strike. Mr. Foster's threats as to a future strike may seem crude and weak and yet the fundamental issue of collective bargaining is the root of the matter and is bound to come up again.

GEORGE M. JANES. FRANKEL, L. K. and FLEISCHER, A. The human factor in industry. (New York: Macmillan. 1920. Pp. xi, 366. $3.)

Contains chapters on hiring and holding of labor, education, working hours and conditions, medical care, method of remuneration, refreshment and recreation of employees, insurance, savings and loans, and organization of a department of labor. There are twelve pages of bibliographical references. The volume provides

an up-to-date summary of current practice. Frost, S. Labor and revolt. (New York: Dutton. 1920.) GOMPERS, S. Labor and the employer. Compiled and edited by H.

ROBBINS. (New York: Dutton. 1920. Pp. vii, 320. $3.50.) GOODRICH, C. L. The frontier control: A study of British workshop

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Carnegie Endowment for International Peace preliminary economic studies of the war, no. 14. (New York: Oxford Univ. Press. 1919. Pp. ix, 335.)

This volume is the most recent and most complete account of British labor in war time that has yet been issued. Professor Hammond's foreword calls attention to the fact that his study is definitely, as the title of the series indicates, a preliminary one.

He wisely points out the impossibility of trying to record the important happenings in a great war and showing the causal connection of these events while the war is still in progress. He has prepared therefore a narrative of events rather than a critical interpretation of these events.

In addition to two valuable chapters dealing with The Social Background and English Industry and Labor at the Outbreak of the War, the volume covers the following subjects: industrial panic and readjustment, the government and the trade unions, the munitions of war acts, the supply and distribution of labor, the dilution of labor, wages, cost of living, hours of labor, welfare work and unemployment, and industrial unrest. The study deserves amplification in a later volume.

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An American and slightly abridged edition, prepared by Mr. Frank Tannenbaum, of the English volume The Six-Hour Day.

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