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Political Attitudes and Behavior among ILWU Members

Amanda B. Clayton

in In the Interest of Others: Organizations and Social Activism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158563
eISBN:
9781400848652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158563.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter illustrates an original survey of rank-and-file International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) members. It begins with a specific puzzle: though ILWU members clearly have benefited ... More


Rights Radicalism amid “Restrictive” Law: The War Years

Michael W. McCann and George I. Lovell

in Union by Law: Filipino American Labor Activists, Rights Radicalism, and Racial Capitalism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226679877
eISBN:
9780226680071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226680071.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter outlines the complex implications of World War II and the early Cold War for Filipino migrant workers. Against a backdrop of US wartime alliance with the Philippines against Japan, ... More


Harry Bridges’s Australia, Australia’s Harry Bridges

Robert Cherny

in Frontiers of Labor: Comparative Histories of the United States and Australia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041839
eISBN:
9780252050503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041839.003.0017
Subject:
History, Economic History

Harry Bridges, longtime leader of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU, representing Pacific Coast workers), was born in Australia in 1901 and came to the United States in 1920. ... More


Statehood and the Transition to an Open-Access Order

Sumner La Croix

in Hawai'i: Eight Hundred Years of Political and Economic Change

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226592091
eISBN:
9780226592121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226592121.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

After several failed attempts, Hawai‘i became a state in 1959. In many respects, statehood transformed Hawaiʻi from a colonial society dominated by colonial elites to a vibrant, rich democratic ... More


Introduction

Gerald Horne

in Fighting in Paradise: Labor Unions, Racism, and Communists in the Making of Modern Hawaii

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835026
eISBN:
9780824870294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835026.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This introductory chapter discusses the background of Hawaii's labor movement, in particular the International Longshore and Warehousemen's Union (ILWU) and its ties to the Communist Party. It ... More


Surge?

Gerald Horne

in Fighting in Paradise: Labor Unions, Racism, and Communists in the Making of Modern Hawaii

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835026
eISBN:
9780824870294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835026.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter discusses events leading up to the 1948 elections. It details the revival of the once moribund Democratic Party, which culminated in the stunning defeat of the GOP in the pivotal 1954 ... More


The Trials of Racism and Radicalism

Gerald Horne

in Fighting in Paradise: Labor Unions, Racism, and Communists in the Making of Modern Hawaii

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835026
eISBN:
9780824870294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835026.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter considers how the issue of racism was raised during the Smith Act trial in Hawaii. It shows that although the question of racism seemed to have no impact on the verdict rendered, it ... More


Upheaval

Gerald Horne

in Fighting in Paradise: Labor Unions, Racism, and Communists in the Making of Modern Hawaii

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835026
eISBN:
9780824870294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835026.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter discusses the victory of Democrats in the November 1954 election. This was the first election in Hawaii after the Smith Act convictions and its aftermath, when the anticommunist ... More


Radicals Advance—and Retreat

Gerald Horne

in Fighting in Paradise: Labor Unions, Racism, and Communists in the Making of Modern Hawaii

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835026
eISBN:
9780824870294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835026.003.0017
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter discusses changes in labor radicalism in the aftermath of Smith Act trials. The expansion of civil liberties in the mainland, brought on by the civil rights movement, was incompatible ... More


Toward Statehood

Gerald Horne

in Fighting in Paradise: Labor Unions, Racism, and Communists in the Making of Modern Hawaii

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835026
eISBN:
9780824870294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835026.003.0018
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter describes events that occurred before and after Hawaii's statehood. These include the reversal of the Smith Act convictions, which was another setback for their anticommunist ... More


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