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Working in a Federal Agency: Social Ostracism and Discrimination

Desmond King

in Separate and Unequal: Black Americans and the US Federal Government

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292494
eISBN:
9780191599682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829249X.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

King explains how segregated race relations, tolerated by the federal government, facilitated discrimination and inequality of treatment for Black Americans in federal departments and agencies. He ... More


Conclusion: Tatsuro, “Standing Man”

Matthew M. Briones

in Jim and Jap Crow: A Cultural History of 1940s Interracial America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691129488
eISBN:
9781400842216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691129488.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This concluding chapter discusses how the postwar period had remained charged with democratic possibility, though ideological retrenchment lingered both domestically and internationally. In an ... More


Sánchez’s War of Activism 1940–1944

Carlos Kevin Blanton

in George I. Sánchez: The Long Fight for Mexican American Integration

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300190328
eISBN:
9780300210422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300190328.003.0006
Subject:
History, Latin American History

In a story largely hidden from history, George I. Sánchez also fought the Second World War with activism. Sánchez and allies quietly created a short-lived civil rights group on a shoestring budget to ... More


“An Economic D-Day for Negro Americans”: MOWM’s Transition and Dissolution, 1944–46

David Lucander

in Winning the War for Democracy: The March on Washington Movement, 1941-1946

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038624
eISBN:
9780252096556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038624.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the role of St. Louis March on Washington Movement (MOWM) in petitioning the Fair Employment Practice Committee (FEPC) to open a branch in the city. Making the FEPC a permanent ... More


The Politics of the FEPC

James Wolfinger

in Philadelphia Divided: Race and Politics in the City of Brotherly Love

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807831496
eISBN:
9781469603551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807878101_wolfinger.12
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the issue of race and politics surrounding the creation of the Fair Employment Practices Committee (FEPC) in Philadelphia in 1948, paying particular attention to the involvement ... More


Shaping the Terrain: Economy, State and Civil Society

in The New Politics of Sinn Féin

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311444
eISBN:
9781846314193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314193.003
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter discusses how the British government influenced the Provisional and Republican ideologies by shaping the terrain of civil society and its relationship with the state. The power of the ... More


“Riveting the Sinews of Democracy”: Defense Workers and Double V

Keona K. Ervin

in Gateway to Equality: Black Women and the Struggle for Economic Justice in St. Louis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813168838
eISBN:
9780813173924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168838.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

Black women’s failed attempts to abandon domestic employment for jobs in the lucrative local defense industry became a central mobilizing agenda around which organizers of the March on Washington ... More


Black Activism and the PTC

James Wolfinger

in Philadelphia Divided: Race and Politics in the City of Brotherly Love

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807831496
eISBN:
9781469603551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807878101_wolfinger.9
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the efforts of African Americans in Philadelphia to end segregation in the Philadelphia Transportation Company (PTC) during the first half of the twentieth century. It shows how ... More


Enforcement of Employment Rights by Migrant Workers in the UK: The Case of EU-8 Nationals

Catherine Barnard

in Migrants at Work: Immigration and Vulnerability in Labour Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198714101
eISBN:
9780191782657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714101.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Employment Law

This chapter examines the law applicable to migrant workers’ contracts, demonstrating that normally British labour law will apply to migrant workers in the UK, but not invariably so. The chapter ... More


The Great Holston Ordnance Works

Colin F. Baxter

in The Secret History of RDX: The Super-Explosive that Helped Win World War II

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813175287
eISBN:
9780813175294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175287.003.0010
Subject:
History, Military History

Following the brilliant achievements at Wexler Bend, the Tennessee Eastman Company was asked by the government to design and operate what would become known as the Holston Ordnance Works. During the ... More


Gateway to Equality: Black Women and the Struggle for Economic Justice in St. Louis

Keona K. Ervin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813168838
eISBN:
9780813173924
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168838.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Gateway to Equality demonstrates that from the 1930s to the 1960s, a critical mass of black working-class women forged a most expansive social justice struggle for economic dignity in St. Louis. ... More


Slave Market

Arna Bontemps

in The Negro in Illinois: The WPA Papers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037696
eISBN:
9780252094958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037696.003.0016
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the poor working conditions for Negroes and those within the labor movement trying to improve them after emancipation, as reflected in the so-called “slave market” in a Chicago ... More


Crucible of Liberalism: Frank Graham and the 1950 Senate Race

Julian M. Pleasants

in The Political Career of W. Kerr Scott: The Squire from Haw River

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813146775
eISBN:
9780813156064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813146775.003.0007
Subject:
History, Political History

In 1950, the newly chosen US senator, Frank P. Graham, ran to be elected for a full term in the Senate. Although Graham had no experience in politics and refused to run a traditional campaign, his ... More


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