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Winding Down: In which the Brigade continues on its course for lack of a more-appealing option

Daniel Burton-Rose

in Guerrilla USA: The George Jackson Brigade and the Anticapitalist Underground of the 1970s

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520264281
eISBN:
9780520936485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520264281.003.0025
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the fall, the collective relocated from their working-class digs in southern Seattle to the more middle-class north Seattle. As usual, the banks robbed by the members of the George Jackson Brigade ... More


Introduction

Maury Klein

in Union Pacific: The Reconfiguration: America's Greatest Railroad from 1969 to the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195369892
eISBN:
9780190254636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195369892.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book traces the history of the Union Pacific Railroad from 1969 to the present. It explores how Union Pacific remained a prosperous company despite the emergence of newer forms of ... More


The Art of Camping: Roughing It during the Decades before Automobiles

Terence Young

in Heading Out: A History of American Camping

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780801454028
eISBN:
9781501712838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801454028.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores the era of camping before the automobile came onto the scene. Camping persisted as a largely upper-middle-class and white activity during this time, but its popularity grew ... More


Let’s Hit the Motor-Camping Trail: The Automobile Transforms Camping

Terence Young

in Heading Out: A History of American Camping

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780801454028
eISBN:
9781501712838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801454028.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter turns to the appearance of the single most significant technological innovation in the history of camping—the inexpensive automobile. By the 1920s, millions of Americans, from Henry Ford ... More


Liberalizing the Campground: W. J. Trent Jr. and the Struggle against National Park Segregation

Terence Young

in Heading Out: A History of American Camping

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780801454028
eISBN:
9781501712838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801454028.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter looks at how the inexpensive automobile extended camping to the mass of middle-and working-class Americans. During the 1920s, some African Americans, like their white counterparts, had ... More


Introduction: Forms and Meanings of Working-Class Manhood

Stephen Meyer

in Manhood on the Line: Working-Class Masculinities in the American Heartland

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040054
eISBN:
9780252098253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040054.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter briefly examines the roots and evolution of working-class manhood. It shows how working-class masculine identity had many roots. The relations of social class, gender, race, ... More


Fighting to Provide: The Battle to Organize the Ford River Rouge Plant, 1930–1945

Stephen Meyer

in Manhood on the Line: Working-Class Masculinities in the American Heartland

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040054
eISBN:
9780252098253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040054.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter investigates the auto workers' rough tactic of fighting to redress workplace grievances and to achieve a decent income to provide for their families, which was used throughout the 1930s ... More


The Female “Invasion”: Women and the Male Workplace, 1940–1945

Stephen Meyer

in Manhood on the Line: Working-Class Masculinities in the American Heartland

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040054
eISBN:
9780252098253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040054.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how female workers rearranged and reconfigured the social contours of the automotive workplace during the onset of World War II. The outbreak of the war had resulted in a huge ... More


/ An “American” Industry, 1919–1930

Kathryn Steen

in The American Synthetic Organic Chemicals Industry: War and Politics, 1910-1930

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469612904
eISBN:
9781469614458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469612904.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the status of the synthetic organic chemicals industry in the United States during the period 1919–1930. It first looks at German firms before turning to the major players in ... More


The 1950s

Tom Eamon

in The Making of a Southern Democracy: North Carolina Politics from Kerr Scott to Pat McCrory

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469606972
eISBN:
9781469612478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9781469606989_eamon.7
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes how the automobile provided the chief means of daily transportation by 1950. North Carolina, though far removed from the leading centers of economic gravity, boasted a direct ... More


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