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Inequality and White Supremacy

Carol A. Horton

in Race and the Making of American Liberalism

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195143485
eISBN:
9780199850402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195143485.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The successive collapses of the Knights of Labor and Populism during the 1880s–90s officially ended producer republicanism in the United States. In particular, the presidential election of 1896 ... More


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


From Homeland to Statehood

Adam M. Howard

in Sewing the Fabric of Statehood: Garment Unions, American Labor, and the Establishment of the State of Israel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780252041464
eISBN:
9780252050060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041464.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The 1939 McDonald White Paper proved calamitous for European Jews as it severely limited immigration to Palestine. This led the AFL and the recently formed CIO to pressure the British government to ... More


Organizing the Sexual Division of Labor: Historical Perspectives on “Women’s Work” and the American Labor Movement

Ruth Milkman

in On Gender, Labor, and Inequality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040320
eISBN:
9780252098581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040320.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter examines the effects of union organization on women workers and sexual division of labor, focusing on the 1930s and 1940s along with earlier developments in U.S. women's labor history. ... More


Working-Class Collective Agency: The General Strike and Labor Insurgency

Chris Rhomberg

in No There There: Race, Class, and Political Community in Oakland

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520236189
eISBN:
9780520940888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236189.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter explores the events leading up to and during the General Strike, and the political mobilization that followed. Structural and conjunctural forces were to push local actors toward a ... More


Epilogue

Marc Stears

in Progressives, Pluralists, and the Problems of the State: Ideologies of Reform in the United States and Britain, 1909–1926

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199291632
eISBN:
9780191700668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291632.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

From the immediate aftermath of World War I into the early 1920s, the nationalist progressives suggested a series of ideas for far-reaching reform. None of these measures succeeded. Their efforts to ... More


Labor Networks

Robert C. McGreevey

in Borderline Citizens: The United States, Puerto Rico, and the Politics of Colonial Migration

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501716140
eISBN:
9781501716164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501716140.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores how many in the Puerto Rican working class sought to become recognized as full citizens of the United States in order to win labor protections. Labor leaders on the mainland and ... More


Antiwar Cultures of the AFL, the Debate over Preparedness, and the Gompers Turnabout

Elizabeth McKillen

in Making the World Safe for Workers: Labor, the Left, and Wilsonian Internationalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037870
eISBN:
9780252095139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037870.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the internal political debate that raged within the American Federation of Labor (AFL) over Woodrow Wilson's policies toward the European war between 1914 and 1917. It first ... More


Making the World Safe for Workers?: The AFL, Wilson, and the Creation of the ILO at Versailles

Elizabeth McKillen

in Making the World Safe for Workers: Labor, the Left, and Wilsonian Internationalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037870
eISBN:
9780252095139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037870.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the role of the American Federation of Labor (AFL) and Woodrow Wilson in the creation of the International Labor Organization (ILO) as an affiliate to the League of Nations at ... More


Economic Crisis and Class Hegemony: The Rule of Downtown

Chris Rhomberg

in No There There: Race, Class, and Political Community in Oakland

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520236189
eISBN:
9780520940888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236189.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter investigates the shift of social and political conflict to the central axis of class. It outlines the structural impacts of the Depression on the Oakland population. Facing economic ... 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


The AFL, International Labor Politics, and Labor Dissent in 1918

Elizabeth McKillen

in Making the World Safe for Workers: Labor, the Left, and Wilsonian Internationalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037870
eISBN:
9780252095139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037870.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the Wilson administration's reliance on the advice and diplomacy of American Federation of Labor (AFL) leaders and prowar Socialists in dealing with the European Left throughout ... More


Introduction

Elizabeth McKillen

in Making the World Safe for Workers: Labor, the Left, and Wilsonian Internationalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037870
eISBN:
9780252095139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037870.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book explores the corporatist alliance between President Woodrow Wilson and the American Federation of Labor (AFL) and how it sparked debates over his foreign policy programs within labor ... More


The Democratic-Republican Alliance and the Repeal of Proportional Representation

Daniel O. Prosterman

in Defining Democracy: Electoral Reform and the Struggle for Power in New York City

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780195377736
eISBN:
9780199979158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377736.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 6 analyzes the turbulent campaign to repeal PR in 1947. On one side, the Democratic and Republican parties allied to end third-party representation in the city council. They were joined by ... More


The Knights and the Unions

Steven Parfitt

in Knights Across the Atlantic: The Knights of Labor in Britain and Ireland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781781383186
eISBN:
9781786944030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781383186.003.0007
Subject:
History, Political History

Between 1880 and the 1900 the British labour movement started to become a truly mass movement. British, Irish and American Knights all played a role in that transformation. This chapter explores how ... More


Return to the States

Timothy K. Nenninger and Charles Pelot Summerall

in The Way of Duty, Honor, Country: The Memoir of General Charles Pelot Summerall

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126180
eISBN:
9780813135649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126180.003.0026
Subject:
History, Military History

After three years in the islands, the War Department issued orders relieving Charles Summerall of command of the Hawaiian Department and ordering him to assume command of the Eighth Corps Area with ... More


The Mexican Revolution as Catalyst

Elizabeth McKillen

in Making the World Safe for Workers: Labor, the Left, and Wilsonian Internationalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037870
eISBN:
9780252095139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037870.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores how the Mexican revolution helped to catalyze a debate within U.S. labor, Socialist, and immigrant Left circles over Woodrow Wilson's internationalist principles that would grow ... 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


The “Void at the Center of the Story”: The Negro American Labor Council and the Long Civil Rights Movement

William P. Jones

in Reframing Randolph: Labor, Black Freedom, and the Legacies of A. Philip Randolph

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785942
eISBN:
9780814724477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785942.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on the final major organizational vehicle Randolph created to mobilize a mass base behind his twin aspirations for civil and labor rights: the Negro American Labor Council ... More


Making the World Safe for Workers: Labor, the Left, and Wilsonian Internationalism

Elizabeth McKillen

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037870
eISBN:
9780252095139
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037870.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This intellectually ambitious study explores the significance of Wilsonian internationalism for workers and the influence of American labor in both shaping and undermining the foreign policies and ... More


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