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Labor Movement
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I. Concept and Structure – II. Aims – III. History

I. Concept and Structure

Since the 1840s, the phrase labor movement has been a commonly accepted collective term for all European and North American self-help movements and self-protection movements pursuing the economic, political, and cultural emancipation of workers. Its organizational forms have included parties, trade unions, associations, and cooperative societies, with sometimes substantial national and…

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Besier, Gerhard, “Labor Movement”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 27 May 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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