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Date: June 15, 2004
Contact: Anne Strong
Telephone: (301) 279-9697

History Associates Incorporated Completes History of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades

History Associates’ most recent work, One Union: The History of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, 1887-2003, features a foreword by union president James A. Williams and an introduction by Senator Edward M. Kennedy. Available from Aspatore Books, it is an authoritative history, written with labor specialists as well as the general public in mind. IUPAT was founded only a year after the American Federation of Labor, yet today is among the most effective at organizing and political action, and its story mirrors the ups and downs of a century of American labor. Written by labor historian Kenneth Durr, One Union looks closely at working-class culture, tracks the waxing and waning of labor political action, and evaluates changing union leadership, all within the context of the ever-changing building and construction trades. It is must reading, not only for those interested in how the labor movement weathered a turbulent twentieth century but also for those committed to its relevance in the twenty-first. “One Union  talks of an inspiring history,” writes Senator Kennedy, “but it is also a new call to action, in the best IUPAT tradition.”

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For more than thirty years the historians and archivists at History Associates have demonstrated that history is valuable in the market as well as the marketplace of ideas. They provide professional corporate histories, exhibit content, interpretive planning, historical research, archival services, and collections management services to clients throughout the United States and around the world. History Associates strives to be The Best Company in History®, serving corporate, government, legal, and nonprofit clients from its headquarters in Rockville, Maryland. For more information, call (301) 279-9697 or visit

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