In this study of U.S. postwar policy toward the reconstruction of
Europe's trade unions, Romero demonstrates the weaknesses of the
American strategy to reshape European societies in the likeness of
American social pluralism. Using Italy as a case study, he shows
how the U.S. government cooperated with the American Federation of
Labor to support friendly anti-Communist unions.
Originally published in 1993.
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"A superb integration of national and international
history.--Journal of American History
"A fascinating and scholarly study in cold war history, equally
expert in both American and Italian history.--International
"Must reading for all who seek a more sophisticated understanding
of how countries interact, each under the influence of its own
political culture.--American Historical Review
"[Romero] has provided an excellent synthesis and successfully
blended the international and internal, Italian and American facets
of a complicated and important story, and done so in a readable and
interesting text.--Sidney Tarrow, Cornell University