To the memory of my father, who died as he had lived, unafraid; to my mother, for her infinite loyalty and patience . . .
To the pioneer builders of our union, whose vision and idealism inspired me; to the victims of the Triangle fire, whose martyrdom aroused me; to the shirtwaist makers and dressmakers, whose unselfish devotion lighted my path; and to those organized working men and women in America who battle for a place in the sun for all their kind÷
This book is dedicated