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Protestantism and Labor Reform Movements

William A. Mirola

in Redeeming Time: Protestantism and Chicago's Eight-Hour Movement, 1866-1912

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038839
eISBN:
9780252096792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038839.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This introductory chapter discusses the central issue that generated a movement within the labor movement: overwork and the hours of labor. Shortening the workday and reducing the workweek were ... More


Religious Organizing for Worker Justice

Helene Slessarev-Jamir

in Prophetic Activism: Progressive Religious Justice Movements in Contemporary America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741238
eISBN:
9780814708705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741238.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the decline of the American labor movement and the barriers to successful organizing created by the dismantling of the federal labor regulations. It then focuses on the work of ... More


“Yiddish Is My Homeland”: Jewish Anarchists in New York City

Kenyon Zimmer

in Immigrants against the State: Yiddish and Italian Anarchism in America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039386
eISBN:
9780252097430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039386.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter explores how Eastern European Jews migrated to the United States. More than half made their homes in New York City, where Yiddish-speaking anarchist and socialist movements emerged from ... More


Arturo Giovannitti: Poet and Prophet of Labor

Marcella Bencivenni

in Italian Immigrant Radical Culture: The Idealism of the Sovversivi in the United States, 1890-1940

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791035
eISBN:
9780814723180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791035.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter delves deeper into the sovversivi's poetry by discussing the figure and work of Giovannitti, one of the most charismatic figures of the Italian American Left, who gained national ... More


Blackface and Wigs: Men Take over Stunts

Mollie Gregory

in Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166223
eISBN:
9780813166759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166223.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Movies projected women’s “proper place”: they did not come to anyone’s rescue; they were wives and mothers. Stuntwomen’s work decreased. Labor unions and guilds were formed—the Screen Actors Guild, ... More


Breaking the Devil's Pact: The Battle to Free the Teamsters from the Mob

James B. Jacobs and Kerry T. Cooperman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814743089
eISBN:
9780814743669
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814743089.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

In 1988, Manhattan US Attorney Rudolph Giuliani brought a massive civil racketeering suit against the leadership of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), at the time possibly the most ... More


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