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Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

Blood, Sweat, and Fear

Violence at Work in the North American Auto Industry, 1960–80

Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

Blood, Sweat, and Fear

Violence at Work in the North American Auto Industry, 1960–80

Going postal. We think of the rogue employee who snaps. But Blood, Sweat, and Fear demonstrates that workplace violence never occurs in isolation. Using violence as a lens, Jeremy Milloy provides fresh and original insights into the everyday workings of capitalism, class conflict, race, and gender in the United States and Canada of the late twentieth century, bringing historical perspective to contemporary debates about North American violence. This explosive book traces the shift from the collective violence of strikes and riots to the individualized violence of assaults and shootings, revealing the historical context of the workplace as battleground.

228 pages


Table of Contents

1 Dripping with Blood and Dirt: Confronting the History of Workplace Violence under Capitalism

2 Fights and Knifings Are Becoming Quite Commonplace: Dodge Main, 1965–80

3 The Way Boys and Men Took Care of Business: Windsor Chrysler Plants

4 The Constant Companion of All That Earn Their Living Here: Workers, Unions, and Management Respond

5 Chrysler Pulled the Trigger: The Courts and the Press

6 Out of the Back Streets and into the Workplace: The Discovery of Workplace Violence in the 1980s and 1990s

Notes; Bibliography; Index

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