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Knocking at the White House Door: Rose Schneiderman, Pauline Newman, and the Campaign for Labor Legislation, 1910–1945

Annelise Orleck

in Common Sense and a Little Fire: Women and WoOrleck, Anneliserking-Class Politics in the United States, 1900-1965

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469635910
eISBN:
9781469635934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635910.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in 1911 made labor activists keenly aware of the need for regulatory labor legislation as well as strikes and street protests. This chapter traces the evolving ... More


Missing Evidence

Emily Herring Wilson

in The Three Graces: Eleanor Roosevelt and Her Friends

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469635835
eISBN:
9781469635859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635835.003.0018
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

While Marion returns from her assignment in Europe, entertained by Anna Rosenberg, a dynamic member of the American delegation. In high spirits, she confronts Nancy at the dock, who has been weeping, ... More


Reconceptualizing the Law for Deportees: Discretion, Human Rights, and the “Spirit of Fair Play”

Daniel Kanstroom

in Aftermath: Deportation Law and the New American Diaspora

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199742721
eISBN:
9780199950348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742721.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter considers what the rule of law requires during deportation proceedings and after deportation has taken place? The answer cannot be “whatever the majority wills” or “whatever the ... More


Negotiating Partisanship

Elisabeth Israels Perry

in After the Vote: Feminist Politics in La Guardia's New York

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780199341849
eISBN:
9780190948542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199341849.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

After New York women won the vote in 1917, many joined political party clubs and some ran for office. In the 1920s, only a few won seats in the state legislature, and only one served more than one ... More


The Torch That Lighted Up the Industrial Scene

Jonathan D. Karmel

in Dying to Work: Death and Injury in the American Workplace

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501709982
eISBN:
9781501714382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709982.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

Chapter Two recounts the story of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire as the seminal event that ushered in the changes and reforms to workplace safety that were realized in the Progressive Era. Workers ... More


The U.S. Unemployment Rate: Development and Debate

Frank Stricker

in American Unemployment: Past, Present, and Future

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780252043154
eISBN:
9780252052033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043154.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Creating a scientific survey of unemployment in the 1930s and 1940s was an advance for people’s understanding of unemployment and for rational government policy. Many government officials, including ... More


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