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“Stir it Up”: Jamaican Guestworkers in the Promised Land

Cindy Hahamovitch

in No Man's Land: Jamaican Guestworkers in America and the Global History of Deportable Labor

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691102689
eISBN:
9781400840021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691102689.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the experiences of the Jamaican guestworkers who came to the United States during World War II. These guestworkers were an unusually worldly, educated, and articulate group of ... More


MAD, NUTS, and Civil Defense, 1963–1980

Dee Garrison

in Bracing for Armageddon: Why Civil Defense Never Worked

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195183191
eISBN:
9780199788804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183191.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter shows how after Kennedy's death, the new and greatly underfunded civil defense agency was moved to the Department of Defense, and the government no longer talked of bomb shelters. During ... More


America’s New Look

Ned O'Gorman

in The Iconoclastic Imagination: Image, Catastrophe, and Economy in America from the Kennedy Assassination to September 11

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226310060
eISBN:
9780226310374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226310374.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter six returns to the central anxiety of Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom: the transfiguration of the liberal warfare state into the totalitarian state. It considers this anxiety in light of ... More


. Life and Times at Dyess

Fred C. Smith

in Trouble in Goshen: Plain Folk, Roosevelt, Jesus, and Marx in the Great Depression South

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781617039560
eISBN:
9781626740099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039560.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Colonists set about to demonstrate middle-class attributes; they did. In Chapter IV, Life and Times at Dyess, the details of community building and civic pride, are paired with the struggle of ... More


The September Laws

Robert M. Fogelson

in The Great Rent Wars: New York, 1917-1929

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300191721
eISBN:
9780300205589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300191721.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter first discusses the impact of the April laws on housing in New York. For many tenants the laws had not done enough to curb rent profiteering. The landlords were even more dissatisfied ... More


The Battle in the State Courts

Robert M. Fogelson

in The Great Rent Wars: New York, 1917-1929

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300191721
eISBN:
9780300205589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300191721.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the efforts of New York’s real estate to challenge the emergency rent laws in court. It details the rulings in cases such as Brixton v. La Fetra, Durham Realty Corporation v. ... More


The Fight in the Federal Courts

Robert M. Fogelson

in The Great Rent Wars: New York, 1917-1929

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300191721
eISBN:
9780300205589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300191721.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the challenges to the September laws in federal court. It describes the rulings in cases such as Marcus Brown Holding Co. v. Pollak et al., Willson v. McDonnell, Hirsh v. ... More


A Question of Coverage

Robert M. Fogelson

in The Great Rent Wars: New York, 1917-1929

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300191721
eISBN:
9780300205589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300191721.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses issues concerning the scope of the emergency rent laws. It presents the decisions in cases which addressed issues such as whether the April laws were retroactive; the rules for ... More


A Reasonable Rent

Robert M. Fogelson

in The Great Rent Wars: New York, 1917-1929

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300191721
eISBN:
9780300205589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300191721.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses problems arising from the issue of reasonable rent. Under chapter 944, a tenant who was sued for nonpayment of rent could argue in his defense that the rent was unreasonable. ... More


The Four Exceptions

Robert M. Fogelson

in The Great Rent Wars: New York, 1917-1929

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300191721
eISBN:
9780300205589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300191721.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 942 prohibited the landlords from bringing summary proceedings against tenants whose leases expired before November 1, 1922, provided that the tenants were willing to pay a reasonable rent. ... More


Landlords and Tenants in New York and Albany

Robert M. Fogelson

in The Great Rent Wars: New York, 1917-1929

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300191721
eISBN:
9780300205589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300191721.003.0015
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes landlords’ efforts to circumvent the emergency rent laws. Some targeted chapter 944, which empowered the municipal courts to set reasonable rents for residential property. ... More


The Extension of Rent Control

Robert M. Fogelson

in The Great Rent Wars: New York, 1917-1929

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300191721
eISBN:
9780300205589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300191721.003.0016
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the extension of emergency rent laws beyond November 1, 1922. Housing conditions were just as bad in late 1921 as in late 1920. Residential construction remained low except in ... More


The Expiration of Rent Control

Robert M. Fogelson

in The Great Rent Wars: New York, 1917-1929

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300191721
eISBN:
9780300205589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300191721.003.0017
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the campaign of New York’s real estate to stop the state legislature from extending the emergency rent laws beyond February 15, 1926. The emergency rent laws officially ... More


Epilogue

Robert M. Fogelson

in The Great Rent Wars: New York, 1917-1929

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300191721
eISBN:
9780300205589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300191721.003.0018
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Epilogue describes the aftermath of the expiration of the emergency rent laws. It focuses on the bill proposed by Alderman Charles H. McGillick, a Democrat from Harlem, to impose rent control in ... More


The Newly Exciting Question of the Possibility of Democracy: From Atlanta to Raleigh, North Carolina

Jennifer Ritterhouse

in Discovering the South: One Man's Travels through a Changing America in the 1930s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630946
eISBN:
9781469630960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630946.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter provides a close reading of Daniels's conclusions in A Southerner Discovers the South, which emphasize the need for more federal engagement and regional planning designed to provide ... More


The Wages of the “Problem South”

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/9780252039034.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores the social and economic conditions that earned the South its label, “the problem South.” By 1938, the administration of Franklin Roosevelt had identified the “colonial economy” ... More


Asks for Nothing Except to Serve

David L. Roll

in The Hopkins Touch: Harry Hopkins and the Forging of the Alliance to Defeat Hitler

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199891955
eISBN:
9780190254544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199891955.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on Harry Hopkins's road to Washington as the most powerful man under Franklin D. Roosevelt's administration. It first considers Hopkins's tenure as executive director of the ... More


American Law, Jewish Solidarity

Libby Garland

in After They Closed the Gates: Jewish Illegal Immigration to the United States, 1921-1965

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226122458
eISBN:
9780226122595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226122595.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores how established Jewish organizations confronted the legal conundrums the quota laws posed. It examines Jewish leaders’ responses to the illegal immigration of Jews over the ... More


Meeting the Needs: The Struggle for Economic and Social Justice

Leonard Rogoff

in Gertrude Weil: Jewish Progressive in the New South

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630793
eISBN:
9781469630816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630793.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Although battling cancer, family deaths, and the financial crises of the Depression, Weil continued her fight to establish a welfare state. Her platforms included the Goldsboro Bureau for Social ... More


A Political Deal or Divine Providence?

Alison Collis Greene

in No Depression in Heaven: Religion and the Great Depression in the Mississippi Delta

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199371877
eISBN:
9780199371907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199371877.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 4 opens with the inauguration of Franklin Roosevelt. Despite Roosevelt’s campaign vow to end Prohibition, white southern Protestants, Catholics, and Jews overwhelmingly supported his ... More


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