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Building Early Modern Edinburgh: A Social History of Craftwork and Incorporation

Aaron Allen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474442381
eISBN:
9781474453943
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474442381.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

Masons, carpenters and glaziers were all needed to build a house, but in many cities such trades had separate companies. In Edinburgh, however, they banded together in a single incorporation to seek ... More


“We Had Struggled in Vain”: Protest for Construction Jobs and Specters of Violence

Brian Purnell

in Fighting Jim Crow in the County of Kings: The Congress of Racial Equality in Brooklyn

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813141824
eISBN:
9780813142609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813141824.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

Black workers could not gain membership in construction unions, and therefore could not find employment in this growing sector of the local economy. Brooklyn CORE, along with a coalition of black ... More


Community Development in an Age of Protest, 1935–40

Jeffrey Helgeson

in Crucibles of Black Empowerment: Chicago’s Neighborhood Politics from the New Deal to Harold Washington

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226130699
eISBN:
9780226130729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226130729.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

At the same time that black women engaged in the “politics of home” during the Depression (Ch. 1), this chapter shows that among the largely male-led political networks, a diversity of competing ... More


“Will ‘Our People’ Be Any Better Off After This War?”

Jeffrey Helgeson

in Crucibles of Black Empowerment: Chicago’s Neighborhood Politics from the New Deal to Harold Washington

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226130699
eISBN:
9780226130729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226130729.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

World War II has been seen as a watershed moment in black history. The wartime economic boom lifted black Americans out of the Depression and inspired the mass activism that became the seeds of the ... More


The Making of a Fixer: Black Power, Corporate Power, and Affirmative Action

Julia Rabig

in The Fixers: Devolution, Development, and Civil Society in Newark, 1960-1990

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226388311
eISBN:
9780226388458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388458.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Newark’s uprising set in motion a cycle of protest and persuasion that broke through some impasses. But the city’s decline and officials’ proclivity for reneging on agreements required strategies of ... More


Fighting for Jobs in the “Laboratory of Democracy”

Julia Rabig

in The Fixers: Devolution, Development, and Civil Society in Newark, 1960-1990

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226388311
eISBN:
9780226388458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388458.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter analyzes the protests against employment discrimination that galvanized Newark’s civil rights movement and clarified the limits of liberal reforms against which subsequent activists ... More


Gatekeepers and “Americanizers”: Irish Americans and the Creation of a Multicultural Labor Movement in the United States, 1880s–1920s

James R. Barrett

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/9780252041839.003.0009
Subject:
History, Economic History

This essay focuses on the later rather than the Famine-era migrants, on the American-born Irish, and on their impact on working-class America. Irish American workers were entrenched in workplaces and ... More


Zoning, Development, and Residential Access: Lee-Miles in the 1950s and 1960s

Todd M. Michney

in Surrogate Suburbs: Black Upward Mobility and Neighborhood Change in Cleveland, 1900-1980

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631943
eISBN:
9781469631967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631943.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter shifts focus to Cleveland’s far south-eastern corner to probe the origins of the Lee-Seville enclave, investigating several land development battles that materialized between and among ... More


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