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Race and Labor in Memphis since the King Assassination

Michael K. Honey and David H. Ciscel

in Life and Labor in the New New South

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813037950
eISBN:
9780813043111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037950.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Since the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., and the successful sanitation workers' strike in Memphis in 1968, economic progress for the city's African Americans has been sporadic, uncertain, ... More


Pickets, Protests, and Prayers: St. Louis MOWM’s Campaign to Integrate the Defense Workforce

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/9780252038624.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter shows how St. Louis March on Washington Movement (MOWM) used a major rally to launch a sustained campaign for the integration of African American workers into St. Louis's burgeoning ... More


The Challenge to White Manhood: Black Men and Women Move to White Male Jobs, 1940–1945

Stephen Meyer

in Manhood on the Line: Working-Class Masculinities in the American Heartland

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040054
eISBN:
9780252098253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040054.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter considers how the increase in numbers of African American men at the workplace brought differing and contentious visions of manhood to the automotive factory. White men, who had long ... 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


Introduction: The Power of Remembering

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/9780520217744.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter talks about the voices of poor and working-class people that are only heard in the halls of government, in the media, or in the history books. Least of all heard are African American ... More


Detroit's Cold War: The Origins of Postwar Conservatism

Colleen Doody

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037276
eISBN:
9780252094446
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037276.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This book locates the roots of American conservatism in a city that was a nexus of labor and industry in postwar America. Drawing on archival research focusing on Detroit, the book shows how conflict ... More


Conclusion

Henry M. Mckiven

in Iron and Steel: Class, Race, and Community in Birmingham, Alabama, 1875-1920

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807845240
eISBN:
9781469603711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807879719_mckiven.14
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book concludes by showing how Birmingham's promoters confronted problems of race and class relations directly when they articulated the vision of the city they hoped to create. They assured ... More


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