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American Railroad Labor and the Genesis of the New Deal, 1919–1935

Jon R. Huibregtse

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034652
eISBN:
9780813038544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034652.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

American historians tend to believe that labor activism was moribund in the years between the First World War and the New Deal. The book challenges this perspective in this examination of the ... More


“Not to Save the Union but to ‘Free the Slaves’”: Black Labor Activism and Community Politics during the New Negro Era

Shannon King

in Whose Harlem Is This, Anyway?: Community Politics and Grassroots Activism during the New Negro Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479811274
eISBN:
9781479866915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479811274.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes the development of black labor activism from World War I to the Great Depression. Given that the city's diverse manufacturing sector was filled with whites and white immigrant ... More


Race and Gender at Work: From the Labor Journalism of Marvel Cooke to Vicki Garvin and the National Negro Labor Council, 1935–1956

Dayo F. Gore

in Radicalism at the Crossroads: African American Women Activists in the Cold War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732366
eISBN:
9780814733028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732366.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

Drawing on the work and writings of Marvel Cooke and Vicki Garvin, this chapter explores how black women analyzed—and resisted—the dual impact of gender and race discrimination in the labor market ... More


Organize or Starve!: Communists, Labor, and Antiradical Violence

Robin D. G. Kelley

in Hammer and Hoe: Alabama Communists during the Great Depression

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625485
eISBN:
9781469625508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625485.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on efforts to unionize industrial workers in Birmingham. Communist-led trade unions remained virtually nonexistent in Birmingham's mines and mills despite three years of ... More


Secret: Regional Leadership Networks, 1875–1882

Andrew B. Arnold

in Fueling the Gilded Age: Railroads, Miners, and Disorder in Pennsylvania Coal Country

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814764985
eISBN:
9780814724958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814764985.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the regional leadership networks that enabled coal miners of Central Pennsylvania to pursue their activism during the years 1875–1882. After the strike and trial of 1875, ... More


“New York Is an Immense City”: The Empire City in the Early 1880s

Edward T. O’Donnell

in Henry George and the Crisis of Inequality: Progress and Poverty in the Gilded Age

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231120005
eISBN:
9780231539265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231120005.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines Henry George's decision to pursue his radical plan of social reform in New York City. George set out to New York in the first week of August 1880. It had been eleven years since ... More


Conclusions: The Legacies of Colonial Working Women

in To Live to Work: Factory Women in Colonial Korea, 1910–1945

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759090
eISBN:
9780804787475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759090.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter provides a conclusion on the legacies of female factory workers in colonial Korea. These factory women dealt practically with the problems posed by capitalist patriarchy. Deconstructing ... More


Between Terror and Transcendence: Global Narratives of Islam and the Political Scripts of Guadeloupe’s Indianité

Yarimar Bonilla

in Islam and the Americas

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060132
eISBN:
9780813050584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060132.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines how labor activists in the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe navigate tropes of ethnic difference in the context of rising Islamophobia and the cultural effects of the ... More


A Crisis of Authority: Offline Activism and Simmering Discontent

Mohamed Zayani

in Networked Publics and Digital Contention: The Politics of Everyday Life in Tunisia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190239763
eISBN:
9780190239800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190239763.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Democratization

Scholars of the MENA region have been keener on theorizing authoritarian resilience and regime durability than on understanding the potential implications of latent forms of resistance. Although ... More


Turning Point in the Forties: Rise of the Partido Popular Democratico

César J. Ayala and Rafael Bernabe

in Puerto Rico in the American Century: A History since 1898

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831137
eISBN:
9781469605609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895535_ayala.12
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter focuses on the emergence of a new political movement in Puerto Rico in the 1940s: the Partido Popular Democrático (PPD). Launched in 1938, the PPD came to dominate Puerto Rican politics ... More


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