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The Vast Majority: Blood on the Factory Floor

October 05, 2020

Postwar American auto work in its heyday is often remembered nostalgically. But in his book Blood Sweat and Fear: Violence at Work in the North American Auto Industry, 1960-1980, historian Jeremy Milloy emphasizes how truly brutal it was, and how the violence of the production process produced violence between workers and managers.