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Strikes were common place in the early 1930s in all industrial and manufacturing corporations They were used to win power away from the corporate giants and put it in the hands of the working class Labor used strikes for a variety of reasons some for higher wages some for working conditions some for safety on the job and still others for recognition In a book entitled I Remember Like Today The Auto-Lite Strike of 1934 Philip A Korth and Margaret R Beegle compile an oral history account of this fight for the rights of the working class To gain the knowledge acquired for this book the authors searched high and low to find the living survivors of this turning point for organized labor in Toledo After discovering the individuals who could help the investigators interviewed and then recorded the men and womens accounts of the strike Then they transcribed the interviews verbatim This method provides for a more personal approach to learning what had happened in the strike It allows the reader to see what actually happen through the eyes of the ones involved The book is a collection statements stories and feelings of the men and women involved in the strike Each individual tells their story based on headings and that is what complied the chapters In this method the reader gets to hear all sides of the story because Korth and Beegle get some who were union supports union organizers some who were strike breakers management Certainly no critic can say this book only tells one side of the story All of the forth-coming events activities and problems took place in Toledo Ohio at the
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