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“Take Us Out of Slavery”

Eileen Boris and Jennifer Klein

in Caring for America: Home Health Workers in the Shadow of the Welfare State

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195329117
eISBN:
9780199949496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329117.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter analyzes the first successful unionization of home care as part of the civil rights surge among black women domestics. Central to this process were the reorganization of domestic work ... More


Transformations: The New Deal through the 1950s

Nancy Woloch

in A Class by Herself: Protective Laws for Women Workers, 1890s-1990s

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691002590
eISBN:
9781400866366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691002590.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter traces the changes in federal and state protective policies from the New Deal through the 1950s. In contrast to the setbacks of the 1920s, the New Deal revived the prospects of ... More


Federal Assistance

David Koistinen

in Confronting Decline: The Political Economy of Deindustrialization in Twentieth-Century New England

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049076
eISBN:
9780813046983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049076.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

A second response to New England’s deindustrialization was an attempt to secure federal government aid for industries and areas affected by factory closures. This effort is called “federal ... More


Conclusion

Nancy Woloch

in A Class by Herself: Protective Laws for Women Workers, 1890s-1990s

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691002590
eISBN:
9781400866366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691002590.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This concluding chapter examines the nature of protective law, the crucial historical issue of overtime, and public policy after the dismantling of women-only protective laws. Over the course of a ... More


Toward a National Minimum: Women Building the Welfare State

Anya Jabour

in Sophonisba Breckinridge: Championing Women's Activism in Modern America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042676
eISBN:
9780252051524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042676.003.0010
Subject:
History, Social History

Chapter 9 traces Breckinridge’s contributions to the nascent welfare state during the Great Depression. Breckinridge and other activist women made it their mission to establish a national minimum for ... More


Mr. and Mrs. Shibagaki: Two Generations of Handloom Weavers

Tamara K. Hareven

in The Silk Weavers of Kyoto: Family and Work in a Changing Traditional Industry

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228177
eISBN:
9780520935761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228177.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter reports the narratives of Mr. Shibagaki Yūrokurō and Mrs. Shibagaki Yoshie. Mr. and Mrs. Shibagaki were the parents of Mr. Shibagaki Mitsuo. The three of them together were interviewed, ... More


Conclusion

Betsy Wood

in Upon the Altar of Work: Child Labor and the Rise of a New American Sectionalism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043444
eISBN:
9780252052323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043444.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

The conclusion discusses the final phase of the national child labor movement, which occurred during President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal. After the Supreme Court declared the National Recovery ... More


Conclusion: Improving the Conditions of Paid Caregiving

Clare L. Stacey

in The Caring Self: The Work Experiences of Home Care Aides

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449857
eISBN:
9780801463310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449857.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter brings together central claims about identity and inequality in home care and suggests ways that the empirical findings about aides' work experiences might enrich ongoing discussions ... More


Son of the Forgotten Man

Vincent DiGirolamo

in Crying the News: A History of America's Newsboys

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780195320251
eISBN:
9780190933258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195320251.003.0015
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The Great Depression exposed newsboys to the vicissitudes of the market and the power of the state in new ways. They formed unions, joined strikes, and, for a time, came under federal protection. ... More


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