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“A Burning and Shining Light”: Prosperity and Enlightened Governance in Antebellum New Bedford

Earl F. Mulderink III

in New Bedford's Civil War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823243341
eISBN:
9780823243389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823243341.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

New Bedford was widely known in the antebellum era for its whaling, wealth, and staunch antislavery environment. At mid-century, the recently incorporated city of New Bedford enjoyed prosperity ... More


“Business is Extremely Dull”: Whaling and Manufacturing in Wartime New Bedford

Earl F. Mulderink III

in New Bedford's Civil War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823243341
eISBN:
9780823243389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823243341.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter explores how the Civil War disrupted New Bedford's maritime economy. Whaling's decline was poignantly illustrated by the sinking of the so-called Stone Fleets in Southern harbors in ... More


Strike!: The Radical Insurrections of Ellen Dawson

David Lee McMullen

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034867
eISBN:
9780813038674
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034867.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book is a biography of Ellen Dawson (1900–1967), a Scottish woman who participated in three of the largest and most dramatic textile strikes in U.S. history—Passaic, New Jersey; New Bedford, ... More


Out of the Southern Frying Pan, into the Global Fire

Lane Windham

in Knocking on Labor's Door: Union Organizing in the 1970s and the Roots of a New Economic Divide

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632070
eISBN:
9781469632094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632070.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores two union elections among textile workers at Cannon Mills in Kannapolis, North Carolina (near Charlotte) in 1974 and 1985. This chapter puts union organizing into dialogue with ... More


The Passaic Textile Strike of 1926

David Lee McMullen

in Strike!: The Radical Insurrections of Ellen Dawson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034867
eISBN:
9780813038674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034867.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Ellen Dawson gained prominence in the Passaic Textile Strike of 1926. It was in Passaic during 1926 that Dawson started her journey toward becoming one of the leading women labor activists in the ... More


The Strike Drags On

David Lee McMullen

in Strike!: The Radical Insurrections of Ellen Dawson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034867
eISBN:
9780813038674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034867.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter gives a detailed account of the continuing Passaic Textile Strike. Keeping the strike before the American public was a key strategy of the Passaic strikers. They enlisted the support of ... More


From Worker to Activist

David Lee McMullen

in Strike!: The Radical Insurrections of Ellen Dawson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034867
eISBN:
9780813038674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034867.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Passaic strike altered Ellen Dawson's life. No longer was she an anonymous weaver in a New Jersey textile mill; Dawson was being transformed into a champion for the rights of women and immigrant ... More


Worker Against Worker

David Lee McMullen

in Strike!: The Radical Insurrections of Ellen Dawson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034867
eISBN:
9780813038674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034867.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

One of the last organized events of the textile workers strike occurred when Dawson and other Textile Mill Committee leaders took a group of children to the office of the New Bedford school ... More


Deportation and the Communist Party USA

David Lee McMullen

in Strike!: The Radical Insurrections of Ellen Dawson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034867
eISBN:
9780813038674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034867.003.0019
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Ellen Dawson wrote about her expulsion from the National Textile Workers' Union (NTWU). Her account of the NTWU convention provides a meaningful picture of the transition that was affecting the ... More


From Amoskeag to Nishijin

Tamara K. Hareven

in The Silk Weavers of Kyoto: Family and Work in a Changing Traditional Industry

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228177
eISBN:
9780520935761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228177.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter describes the author's interview experiences in Nishijin as they emerged and developed in the context of her changing relationship with the Nishijin people. As the interviews progressed, ... More


Mrs. Shibagaki: Artistic Handloom Weaver

Tamara K. Hareven

in The Silk Weavers of Kyoto: Family and Work in a Changing Traditional Industry

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228177
eISBN:
9780520935761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228177.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter discusses the narrative of Mrs. Shibagaki Kimie. She worked as a demonstration weaver on the traditional wooden handloom in the Nishijin Textile Center. She uses the technique of ... More


Mrs. Fuwa: Artistic Handloom Weaver

Tamara K. Hareven

in The Silk Weavers of Kyoto: Family and Work in a Changing Traditional Industry

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228177
eISBN:
9780520935761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228177.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter describes the narrative of Mrs. Fuwa Emiko. She works as a demonstration weaver in the Nishijin Weaving Center at the time of interview. She had apprenticed with Mrs. Shibagaki. Her ... More


Mrs. Fujiwara, Mr. Fujiwara, and Mr. Nishitani: Handloom Weavers

Tamara K. Hareven

in The Silk Weavers of Kyoto: Family and Work in a Changing Traditional Industry

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228177
eISBN:
9780520935761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228177.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter addresses the narratives of Mr. Fujiwara Tuneo, Mrs. Fujiwara Hiroko, and Mr. Nishitani Hidetaro. Mr. and Mrs. Fujiwara are both highly skilled handloom weavers. Mrs. Fujiwara worked as ... More


Depression’s Beginnings and Labor Songs

Ronald D. Cohen

in Depression Folk: Grassroots Music and Left-Wing Politics in 1930s America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628813
eISBN:
9781469628837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628813.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

Songs had long accompanied labor union organizing, and this was particularly true through the country’s coal fields and towns during strikes since the nineteenth century and into the 1930s. There ... More


Federal Assistance

David Koistinen

in Confronting Decline: The Political Economy of Deindustrialization in Twentieth-Century New England

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049076
eISBN:
9780813046983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049076.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

A second response to New England’s deindustrialization was an attempt to secure federal government aid for industries and areas affected by factory closures. This effort is called “federal ... More


Behind the Atlantic Expansion: Flemish Trade Connections of Seville in 1620

Eberhard Crailsheim

in Maritime History as Global History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780986497339
eISBN:
9781786944511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497339.003.0002
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter studies the commercial networks through which maritime traders on foreign soil connected with the global world of business. Using French and Flemish settlers in Seville in 1620, it ... More


Able and Militant Fighters for Workers

Robert Bussel

in Fighting for Total Person Unionism: Harold Gibbons, Ernest Calloway, and Working-Class Citizenship

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039492
eISBN:
9780252097607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039492.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how their time in Chicago led Harold Gibbons and Ernest Calloway to the shared experience of industrial union organizing and reinforced their faith in the potential of ... More


The Institutionalization of the Labor Regime: Unions

in Revolution within the Revolution: Cotton Textile Workers and the Mexican Labor Regime, 1910–1923

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758062
eISBN:
9780804779647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758062.003.0007
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter traces the changes in trade unions from 1910 to 1920. The sometimes ignored and usually combated unions of the late Porfiriato were a far cry from the wealthy and powerful organizations ... More


A Community of Labor

Sharon McConnell-Sidorick

in Silk Stockings and Socialism: Philadelphia's Radical Hosiery Workers from the Jazz Age to the New Deal

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469632957
eISBN:
9781469632971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632957.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter is an introduction to the community, culture, and class relations of Greater Kensington. It delineates its history, the development of industries and institutions, the different people ... More


Bauhaus Weaving Theory: From Feminine Craft to Mode of Design

Tai Smith

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816687237
eISBN:
9781452949031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687237.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Design

The Bauhaus school in Germany has been understood through the writings of its founding director Walter Gropius and several artists who taught there: Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, and László ... More


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