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Movement Building during the World War II Era: The NAACP’s Legal Insurgency in the South

Patricia Sullivan

in Fog of War: The Second World War and the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195382419
eISBN:
9780199932641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195382419.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter chronicles the ways in which NAACP officers tried to harness wartime militancy in the South. The NAACP achieved some notable successes, but experienced just as many frustrations. ... More


Challenges Anew

D. Clayton Brown

in King Cotton in Modern America: A Cultural, Political, and Economic History since 1945

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737981
eISBN:
9781604737998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737981.003.0018
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter considers the various challenges faced by the cotton industry. These include occupational illnesses such as byssinosis, or brown lung disease, which affects workers in cotton textile ... More


Conclusion: GI Bill Legacies

Stephen R. Ortiz

in Beyond the Bonus March and GI Bill: How Veteran Politics Shaped the New Deal Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762134
eISBN:
9780814762561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762134.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This concluding chapter explores the veteran organizations' rivalry and the creation of the GI Bill in light of New Deal-era veteran political activism. During World War II, the Veterans of Foreign ... More


No Such Thing: The China Lobby

Joyce Mao

in Asia First: China and the Making of Modern American Conservatism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226252711
eISBN:
9780226252858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226252858.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Private and extra-state efforts to shape U.S. China policy are the subjects of this chapter. Personal orientalisms as well as representatives of the Guomindong government swayed citizens like the ... More


Introduction

Joyce Mao

in Asia First: China and the Making of Modern American Conservatism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226252711
eISBN:
9780226252858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226252858.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Introduction traces the Republican Party’s history with China, beginning with the Open Door notes and into the immediate period after World War II. In doing so it presents a prelude for the ... More


The Better America Federation and Big Business’s War on Labor

Nick Fischer

in Spider Web: The Birth of American Anticommunism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040023
eISBN:
9780252098222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040023.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the role of the Better America Federation (BAF), a business lobby headquartered in Los Angeles, in promoting the doctrine and practice of anticommunism during the interwar ... More


CONCLUSION: From Birchers to Birthers?

Heather Hendershot

in What's Fair on the Air?: Cold War Right-Wing Broadcasting and the Public Interest

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226326771
eISBN:
9780226326764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226326764.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter states that there are two prevailing arguments present in the entire book: that the ultras were embarrassments who were left behind in order to create a more legitimate and effective ... More


Confliction

Joseph A. McCartin

in Collision Course: Ronald Reagan, the Air Traffic Controllers, and the Strike that Changed America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199836789
eISBN:
9780190254506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199836789.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization's (PATCO) development into a full-blown union. It first considers two developments that contributed to PATCO's unionism: ... More


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