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Why Don’t Workers Run?

Nicholas Carnes

in The Cash Ceiling

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691182001
eISBN:
9780691184203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182001.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter explores the personal or micro-level factors that discourage qualified workers from running for public office. Using surveys of citizens, candidates, and political party leaders, it ... More


The Conventional Wisdom (is Wrong)

Nicholas Carnes

in The Cash Ceiling

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691182001
eISBN:
9780691184203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182001.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter has two aims. The first is to do what the proponents of the conventional wisdom about workers never do, namely, test their ideas using actual data on U.S. politics. The second is to ... More


What’s Stopping Them?

Nicholas Carnes

in The Cash Ceiling

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691182001
eISBN:
9780691184203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182001.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter aims to shed light on the gates that keep workers out of office in the United States. Elections themselves appear to be the root cause. The analysis focuses on the two features of ... More


Government by the Privileged

Nicholas Carnes

in The Cash Ceiling

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691182001
eISBN:
9780691184203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182001.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter opens the discussion on why working-class Americans—people employed in manual labor, service industry, or clerical jobs—almost never go on to hold political office in the United States. ... More


What Can We Do About It?

Nicholas Carnes

in The Cash Ceiling

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691182001
eISBN:
9780691184203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182001.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter uses what has been learned about America's cash ceiling in the previous chapters to sort through the various reform proposals that observers have floated throughout the years. Some are ... More


Introduction

Ida Susser

in Norman Street: Poverty and Politics in an Urban Neighborhood, Updated Edition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195367317
eISBN:
9780199951192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367317.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility, Urban and Rural Studies

This introductory chapter begins by considering the opposing views about the American working class, in particular the portrayal of the American worker as apolitical. It then presents the background ... More


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


The Economics of Unfairness

Simon Head

in The New Ruthless Economy: Work and Power in the Digital Age

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195179835
eISBN:
9780199850211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179835.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter examines the unfairness in the workplace brought about by scientific management and industrial reengineering in the U.S. It discusses reforms that are needed to correct the imbalance of ... More


Labor Radicalism on the Caribbean Coast: Ladino Mobilization in Guatemala, 1920–1923

Frederick Douglass Opie

in Black Labor Migration in Caribbean Guatemala, 1882–1923

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033716
eISBN:
9780813038735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033716.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Following the First World War, relations among workers on the Caribbean coast of Guatemala entered a new phase, in which Latin American and black laborers mobilized separately and pursued distinctly ... 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


Revolvers, Shotguns, Machetes, and Clubs: The Strikes of 1909–1919

Frederick Douglass Opie

in Black Labor Migration in Caribbean Guatemala, 1882–1923

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033716
eISBN:
9780813038735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033716.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter argues that despite their differences, black and Latin American workers from diverse backgrounds managed to unite against their racist bosses in order to agitate for better work ... More


. Labor Unions, Social Reorganization, and the Acculturation of Black Workers, 1910–1932

Touré F. Reed

in Not Alms but Opportunity: The Urban League and the Politics of Racial Uplift, 1910-1950

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832233
eISBN:
9781469605708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888544_reed.10
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter advances the view that Leaguers, although also perceiving unions as vehicles through which Afro-American workers' wages could be improved, conceived of the union movement as a means of ... 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


Guest Workers and Resistance to U.S. Corporate Despotism

Immanuel Ness

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036279
eISBN:
9780252093371
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036279.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This book thoroughly investigates the use of guest workers in the United States, the largest recipient of migrant labor in the world. The book argues that the use of migrant labor is increasing in ... 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


“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: Fortitude, Faith, and the Free Market

Carrie M. Lane

in A Company of One: Insecurity, Independence, and the New World of White-Collar Unemployment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449642
eISBN:
9780801460791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449642.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book sets out to document, in empirical detail, how individualist, pro-market ideologies shape actual people's lives and ... More


The Making of Working-Class Religion

Matthew Pehl

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040429
eISBN:
9780252098840
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040429.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Religion has played a protean role in the lives of America's workers. This innovative volume focuses on Detroit to examine the religious consciousness constructed by the city's working-class ... 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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