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Excerpt from Organized Self-Help: A History and Defence of the American Labor MovementAt the time of writing (November, 1901) the American Federation of Labor has on its rolls 1,100,000 members, and is increasing at the rate of 350,000 a year. ItMoreExcerpt from Organized Self-Help: A History and Defence of the American Labor MovementAt the time of writing (November, 1901) the American Federation of Labor has on its rolls 1,100,000 members, and is increasing at the rate of 350,000 a year. It not only contains more citizens than any church denomination or society in the United States, but is the strongest non-military organization in the world.Yet very few, especially among our literary, business and professional classes, know anything about the nature and history of this gigantic federation of wage-workers. Whenever a strike occurs, the newspapers print pages of personalities, denunciations and trivial details, but very rarely give any valuable information upon which a level-headed opinion may be formed.In every discussion, the less we know about the subject the more we shout and abuse our opponents- and this is especially the case in time of labor troubles.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.