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By Robert J. Alexander

ISBN-10: 0275977412

ISBN-13: 9780275977412

This quantity lines the background of prepared hard work in Peru and Ecuador from its first visual appeal within the overdue 19th century till the tip of the 20 th century. It discusses the family members of alternate unionism with fiscal improvement and politics, rather the political trends inside of equipped hard work. It additionally discusses the detrimental impression at the alternate union circulate of the unfastened enterprise-free alternate guidelines of the final a long time of the 20 th century.

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For two years or more there were practically no legal labor organizations in the country. 149 Many labor leaders were jailed or driven into hiding during this period. Arturo Sabroso was kept in the notorious Frontón prison for more than four years, where he was one of four hundred Apristas. They organized a popular university in the prison, with courses in Quechua, mathematics, history, algebra, trade unionism, Marxism, German, English, music, shorthand, and Aprista theory. 150 Other political groups besides the Apristas also suffered under the Benavides regime.

178 It is certain that during the Prado regime the Communists worked closely with the administration. The Prado government was a regime without any mass support, and it tried to make the Communists into such a base and thus build up a rival to the Apristas, who were the principal opposition to the government. 180 The Communists said later that they regarded the Prado government not as a democratic one, but as a transitional regime. S. ”183 The same writer listed the Communists as part of the 10 percent minority that was ruling the country against the wishes of the 90 percent majority.

185 In the period before the organization of the CTP, the leaders of the Comité de Unificación Nacional met in Juan P. 186 The Prado government kept in force its predecessors’ laws against the unions. 187 Union headquarters were frequently closed by government decree. 188 The Aprista trade unionists continued to be persecuted to some degree under Prado, although both Fernández Stoll and the Communists insisted that those individuals were persecuted as Apristas, not as trade union leaders. They pointed to the fact that the Apristas still continued to control a number of the unions, including the Textile Workers Federation, in spite of government hostility.

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