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Truckers' Strike of 1934: Secondary Sources: Books & Articles


"Father Haas and the Minneapolis Truckers' Strike of 1934," by Thomas E. Blantz.
In Minnesota History, vol. 42, no. 1 (spring 1970), pages 5-15.
MNHS call number: Digital copy 

"Keeping Minneapolis an Open-Shop Town: The Citizens' Alliance in the 1930s," by Lois Quam and Peter J. Rachleff.
In Minnesota History, vol. 50, no. 3 (fall 1986), pages 105-117.
MNHS call number: Digital copy 

"The Great Minneapolis Strikes," by James P. Cannon.
In Fourth International, vol. 5, no. 5 (May 1944), pages 140-148.
MNHS call number: HD5325.T7 1934 .M635 1944

"The Dynamo of Change: gender and Solidarity in the American Labour Movement of the 1930s", by Elizabeth Faue. 
In Gender & History. vol. 1, no. 2 (summer 1989)   p. 138-158.
MNHS call number: HD8072 .F38 1989


A Union Against Unions: The Minneapolis Citizens Alliance and Its Fight Against Organized Labor, 1903-1947, by William Millikan.
St. Paul, Minn.: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2001.
MNHS call number: Reading Room HD6519.M6 M55 2001, also available for purchase

Conflict and Change: Minneapolis Truck Drivers Make a Dent in the New Deal, by Robert T. Schultz.
Prospect Heights, Ill.: Waveland Press, 2000.
MNHS call number: HD5325.T7 1934 .S38 2000

American City: A Rank-and-File History, by Charles R. Walker.
New York: Arno, 1971 [reprint of original 1937 edition].
MNHS call number: F613.M3 W3 1937a

Behind the 544 Suit: The Truth About the Fink Suit Against the Minneapolis General Drivers Union, forward by Miles Dunne.
Minneapolis, Minn.: Northwest Organizer, 1940.
MNHS call number: HD8085.M6 N6

Floyd B. Olson and the Teamster Strikes of 1934, by Dennis Harrington.
Typescript, 1977.
MNHS call number: HD5325.T7 1934 .M643

The Labor Wars: From the Molly Maguires to the Sitdowns, by Sidney Lens.
Garden City, N.Y.: Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1974.
MNHS call number: HD5324 .L38 1974

Mass Strike in Minneapolis, 1934.
Oral history interviews with strikers.
In Red Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.: 2 & 3 (1971?).
MNHS call number: D16.1 .O72 1971

Audio & Video

"The Strike is On."
St. Paul, Minn.: Minnesota Public Radio, 1984.
This program examines the formative years of the modern labor movement in Minnesota. Topics covered include the Minneapolis Truckers Strike of 1934. Broadcast Sept. 3, 1984.
MNHS call number: Audiotape no. 44 

Labor’s Turning Point the Minneapolis Truck Strikes of 1934: A Rank and File Story, John DeGraaf.
Saint Paul, Minn. : KTCA-TV, 1981.
Videocassette, 44 min. 
MNHS call number: Film A-10

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