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The Web of Consequences: Life after Mine-Mill

James J. Lorence

in Palomino: Clinton Jencks and Mexican-American Unionism in the American Southwest

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037559
eISBN:
9780252094804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037559.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter examines how Jencks' experiences after being cut loose from Mine-Mill only confirmed the worldview that had shaped his career as a social activist since his college years. Now, although ... More


Confronting Domestic Anti-Communism: The Jencks Case, Civil Liberties, and the Law, 1953–1957

James J. Lorence

in Palomino: Clinton Jencks and Mexican-American Unionism in the American Southwest

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037559
eISBN:
9780252094804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037559.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter illustrates how, after relocating in Denver, Jencks immediately became engaged in the preparation of a national campaign from the International office, designed to familiarize Mine-Mill ... More


Mobilizing for Mass Action: Social and Political Initiatives, 1948–1950

James J. Lorence

in Palomino: Clinton Jencks and Mexican-American Unionism in the American Southwest

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037559
eISBN:
9780252094804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037559.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter examines how an important feature of Jencks' encouragement of rank-and-file engagement in union affairs was an ongoing concern about both worker health issues and workplace safety ... More


Growing Up Concerned: Childhood, Family, and the Formation of a Value System, 1918–1939

James J. Lorence

in Palomino: Clinton Jencks and Mexican-American Unionism in the American Southwest

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037559
eISBN:
9780252094804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037559.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter argues that what Jencks learned as a result of exploration was the hard lesson that his region had been the site of sharp labor-management confrontation in the rugged mining districts of ... More


The Moment of Decision: The Empire Zinc Strike, Grassroots Feminism, and Mexican American Liberation, 1950–1953

James J. Lorence

in Palomino: Clinton Jencks and Mexican-American Unionism in the American Southwest

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037559
eISBN:
9780252094804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037559.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter explains how Empire Zinc acted out of fear that a successful strike might enhance the Mexican American unity already encouraged by the policies Jencks had encouraged Local 890 to adopt. ... More


Coming Home: Veterans Advocacy and Renewed Political Commitment

James J. Lorence

in Palomino: Clinton Jencks and Mexican-American Unionism in the American Southwest

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037559
eISBN:
9780252094804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037559.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter looks at how the ASARCO (Globe Smelter Division of the American Smelting and Refining Company) job provided Jencks with a new lease on life. Although the work initially involved hard and ... More


Mine-Mill and Social Change: Economic Progress, Mexican American Activism, and Social Justice, 1945–1947

James J. Lorence

in Palomino: Clinton Jencks and Mexican-American Unionism in the American Southwest

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037559
eISBN:
9780252094804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037559.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter illustrates how Clinton Jencks began searching for the residences of local union leaders on his first day in Silver City. As Jencks scoured the towns and canyons in search of union ... More


Telling the Story: as a Medium of Communication

James J. Lorence

in Palomino: Clinton Jencks and Mexican-American Unionism in the American Southwest

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037559
eISBN:
9780252094804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037559.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter examines how Jencks' reassignment in 1951 to service Clifton-Morenci from his Silver City base resulted in a substantial disruption of their home life and normal work routines. For ... More


The World of Work and New Opportunities for Social Action: Living Faith, 1939–1945

James J. Lorence

in Palomino: Clinton Jencks and Mexican-American Unionism in the American Southwest

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037559
eISBN:
9780252094804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037559.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter explores how Clinton Jencks pondered the next step on the road to radicalism. Having jettisoned any thought of a legal career, he looked for an occupational base for social action in the ... More


Palomino: Clinton Jencks and Mexican-American Unionism in the American Southwest

James J. Lorence and Donna Lorence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037559
eISBN:
9780252094804
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037559.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This book presents the first comprehensive biography of progressive labor organizer, peace worker, and economist Clinton Jencks (1918–2005). A key figure in the radical International Union of Mine, ... More


A Reflection on the Committed Life

James J. Lorence

in Palomino: Clinton Jencks and Mexican-American Unionism in the American Southwest

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037559
eISBN:
9780252094804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037559.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This concluding chapter explains how Clinton E. Jencks was a man who struggled with compulsive behaviors that dogged him throughout his life. Not the least of his burdens was the reality that he was ... More


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