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Deconstructing the Monolith: The Microeconomics of the National Industrial Recovery Act

Jason E. Taylor

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226603308
eISBN:
9780226603445
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226603445.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

The National Industrial Recovery Act (NIRA) of 1933 is generally viewed as a monolithic negative supply shock that evenly affected firms across the industrial economy during the Great Depression. ... More


Organize or Starve!: Communists, Labor, and Antiradical Violence

Robin D. G. Kelley

in Hammer and Hoe: Alabama Communists during the Great Depression

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625485
eISBN:
9781469625508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625485.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on efforts to unionize industrial workers in Birmingham. Communist-led trade unions remained virtually nonexistent in Birmingham's mines and mills despite three years of ... More


. Tupelo Homesteads: A Shelter in the Storm

Fred C. Smith

in Trouble in Goshen: Plain Folk, Roosevelt, Jesus, and Marx in the Great Depression South

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781617039560
eISBN:
9781626740099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039560.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter is an institutional history of Tupelo Homesteads. The Homesteaders were subject to a milder and more subtle form of pressure to cooperate than were the clients of Dyess and Hillhouse. ... More


Introduction

Jason E. Taylor

in Deconstructing the Monolith: The Microeconomics of the National Industrial Recovery Act

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226603308
eISBN:
9780226603445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226603445.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This introductory chapter lays out the main arguments of the book—namely, that the National Industrial Recovery Act was a multifaceted program that affected different industries very differently. ... More


The Schechter Decision and the Lingering Effects of the NIRA

Jason E. Taylor

in Deconstructing the Monolith: The Microeconomics of the National Industrial Recovery Act

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226603308
eISBN:
9780226603445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226603445.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

While the implementation of the NIRA wage and hour provisions in the summer of 1933 had dramatic effects upon workweeks and average hourly earnings, the Schechter decision of May 1935 brought no ... More


Back to the Land and the Arthurdale School

Sam F. Stack

in The Arthurdale Community School: Education and Reform in Depression Era Appalachia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813166889
eISBN:
9780813167855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166889.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter addresses the reformist agenda of the New Deal planners and how the Arthurdale School was conceived as an integral experiment within the subsistence or, earlier, the back-to-the-land ... More


As Furious as the Last Horseman of a Legion of the Bitter-End: Birmingham, Alabama

Jennifer Ritterhouse

in Discovering the South: One Man's Travels through a Changing America in the 1930s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630946
eISBN:
9781469630960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630946.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter centers on Daniels's interviews with Birmingham industrialist Charles F. DeBardeleben and labor organizer William Mitch of the United Mine Workers (UMW) and Congress of Industrial ... More


Conclusion

Jason E. Taylor

in Deconstructing the Monolith: The Microeconomics of the National Industrial Recovery Act

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226603308
eISBN:
9780226603445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226603445.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This book argues that the general view of the NIRA as a monolithic two-year negative supply shock has been exaggerated. Yes, the program broadly raised wage rates and cut hours worked across the ... More


Epilogue

Patrick Huber

in Linthead Stomp: The Creation of Country Music in the Piedmont South

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832257
eISBN:
9781469606217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807886786_huber.9
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book concludes by describing the lives of ordinary Piedmont textile workers throughout the late nineteenth century and much of the first half of the twentieth century as riddled with poverty, ... 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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