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Fighting the Trade

Graham Neville

in Radical Churchman: Edward Lee Hicks and the New Liberalism

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269779
eISBN:
9780191683794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269779.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter examines one of the series of lectures by Edward Hicks's which has been founded to commemorate two of the leading lights of the temperance movement, J. H. Raper and F. R. Lees, titled, ... More


“I Am a Man”: Unionism and the Black Working Poor

MICHAEL KEITH HONEY

in Black Workers Remember: An Oral History of Segregation, Unionism, and the Freedom Struggle

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520217744
eISBN:
9780520928060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217744.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter talks about H. Ralph Jackson, a minister who became a key supporter of Memphis sanitation strikers in 1968. Jackson remembered that prior to their strike he was highly aware of racism, ... More


The Geographical, Economic, and Social Background

Marguerite W. Dupree

in Family Structure in the Staffordshire Potteries 1840–1880

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204008
eISBN:
9780191676079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204008.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the geographical, economic, and social conditions of the region in the mid-nineteenth century. This helps determine the kinds of problems and constraints and the opportunities ... More


The Grenada Revolution and the Caribbean Left: The Case of the Guyana Working People’s Alliance

David Hinds

in The Grenada Revolution: Reflections and Lessons

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781628461510
eISBN:
9781626740815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461510.003.0010
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The politics of most Caribbean Left parties were influenced by the experience of the Grenada Revolution and its ultimate demise. This chapter examines the Working People’s Alliance (WPA) of Guyana, ... More


Introduction: ‘A Simple Naritive’

Emma Griffin

in Liberty's Dawn: A People's History of the Industrial Revolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300151800
eISBN:
9780300194814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300151800.003.0001
Subject:
History, Economic History

At the height of the industrial revolution in Britain, a growing number of ordinary working people began writing down their memories, bequeathing a remarkable collection of historical sources that ... More


Clearing the Air: The Rise and Fall of Smoking in the Workplace

Gregory Wood

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501704826
eISBN:
9781501706349
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704826.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book examines smoking's importance to the social and cultural history of working people in twentieth-century United States. Now that most workplaces in the United States are smoke-free, it may ... More


Death and Dying in the Working Class, 1865-1920

Michael K. Rosenow

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039133
eISBN:
9780252097119
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039133.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The post-Civil War Industrial Age brought fundamental changes to the economy and its workers, forcing Americans to reassess the meaning of life and death. This illuminating study of working-class ... More


The Balance Sheet

Malcolm J. Rohrbough

in Rush to Gold: The French and the California Gold Rush, 1848–1854

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780300181401
eISBN:
9780300182187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300181401.003.0017
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter takes a wider view of the events described in this book. In 1848, just before the gold discoveries in California, France had a population of 35 million people. Around 30,000 people went ... More


It All Came Tumbling Down: My Father and the Demise of Chicago's Steel Industry

Christine J. Walley

in Exit Zero: Family and Class in Postindustrial Chicago

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226871790
eISBN:
9780226871813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226871813.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes the traumas of deindustrialization in Southeast Chicago through the experiences of the author's father and the rest of her family in the aftermath of Wisconsin Steel's ... More


An Organic Activist: Eusi Kwayana, Guyana, and Global Pan-Africanism

Nigel Westmaas

in Black Power in the Caribbean

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049090
eISBN:
9780813046693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049090.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter assesses the contributions of Guyanese Pan-Africanist activist and intellectual Eusi Kwayana, asking why he has not received the recognition he richly deserves. It traces the emergence ... More


Introduction

Elizabeth Fones-Wolf and Ken Fones-Wolf

in Struggle for the Soul of the Postwar South: White Evangelical Protestants and Operation Dixie

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039034
eISBN:
9780252097003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039034.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the role of religion and faith in the life of working people. In many studies, religion served as an impediment to workers' understanding their class ... More


The American Presence: 1940–1950

Vibert C. Cambridge

in Musical Life in Guyana: History and Politics of Controlling Creativity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628460117
eISBN:
9781626746480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460117.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter focuses on how the American presence in British Guiana aggravated an already complex domestic situation. At the most basic level, the physical conditions under which the majority of the ... More


Working People’s Responses to Past Depressions

David Montgomery

in Workers in Hard Times: A Long View of Economic Crises

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038174
eISBN:
9780252095979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038174.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter sketches out a broad overview of economic panics and workers' responses to them in the United States from Jacksonian times to the Great Depression. Since the founding of the Republic, ... More


Unrest in Zion: Southern Churches in Depression and War

Elizabeth Fones-Wolf and Ken Fones-Wolf

in Struggle for the Soul of the Postwar South: White Evangelical Protestants and Operation Dixie

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039034
eISBN:
9780252097003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039034.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how southern religious institutions responded to economic collapse, social unrest, and a horrific world war. During the 1930s, church membership declined throughout the South as ... More


The Outskirts of Town: The Geography of Black Suburbanization Before 1940

in Places of Their Own: African American Suburbanization in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226896410
eISBN:
9780226896267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226896267.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the suburbs where African Americans lived and moved, their regional and economic variations, and their place in the larger universe of American suburbia. Before World War II, ... More


Working-Class Fictions

Nicola Wilson

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 7: British and Irish Fiction Since 1940

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198749394
eISBN:
9780191869754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198749394.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter explores why working-class fictions flourished in the period from the late 1950s through to the early 1970s and the distinctive contributions that they made to the post-war British and ... More


Conclusion: Beyond Neoliberal Chicago

Larry Bennett, Roberta Garner, and Euan Hague

Larry Bennett, Roberta Garner, and Euan Hague (eds)

in Neoliberal Chicago

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040597
eISBN:
9780252099038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040597.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The conclusion presents a conversation among the editors about how Chicago might become a “just city” rather than a city beset by persistent inequities. The authors agree that collective action and ... More


The New England Cowboy: Regional Resistance to National Culture

Clifford R. Murphy (ed.)

in Yankee Twang: Country and Western Music in New England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038679
eISBN:
9780252096617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038679.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter explores how the New England country and western musician's important place in New England social history has been obscured for over fifty years now by the same industrial forces that ... More


“It Pays to Go to Church”: Ministers, “The Mob,” and the Scramble for Working-Class Souls

Heath W. Carter

in Union Made: Working People and the Rise of Social Christianity in Chicago

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199385959
eISBN:
9780199385980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199385959.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter focuses on the religiously contested neighborhood of Union Park. It was a major hub of middle- and upper-class evangelicals. Yet it was also home to an increasing number of respectable ... More


The Photos That We Don’t Get to See: Sovereignties, Archives, and the 1928 Massacre of Banana Workers in Colombia

Kevin Coleman

in Making the Empire Work: Labor and United States Imperialism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479871254
eISBN:
9781479822843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479871254.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter describes a photograph of five male workers posed for a picture in Magdalena, Colombia. Against a backdrop of infinite black space, these workers came together in their best, ... More


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