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Fields of Free Labor: Child Rescue and Sectional Crisis

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/9780252043444.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter establishes the centrality of free labor ideology to Northern reform activity regarding children and their labor prior to the Civil War as exemplified by the Children’s Aid Society and ... More


Testing Ground of Freedom: Child Labor in the Age of Emancipation

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/9780252043444.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

In the aftermath of slave emancipation, disputes over children and their labor hinged on determining the boundary between free and unfree labor. Juxtaposing Reconstruction-era battles over formerly ... More


Iron and Steel: Class, Race, and Community in Birmingham, Alabama, 1875-1920

Henry M. McKiven Jr.

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807845240
eISBN:
9781469603711
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807879719_mckiven
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This study of Birmingham's iron and steel workers unravels the complex connections between race relations and class struggle that shaped the city's social and economic order. It also traces the links ... More


Reconstructing Jim Crow

David E. Goldberg

in The Retreats of Reconstruction: Race, Leisure, and the Politics of Segregation at the New Jersey Shore, 1865-1920

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823272716
eISBN:
9780823272761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823272716.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Chapter 1 examines the early political struggles of business owners, white tourists, and black workers to define the boundaries of the public sphere during the Reconstruction era. For both whites and ... More


The Fruits of Labor: Boosterist Visions of Republican Renewal and Semi-Tropical Agriculture

Henry Knight

in Tropic of Hopes: California, Florida, and the Selling of American Paradise, 1869-1929

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813044811
eISBN:
9780813046396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044811.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter analyzes the promotion of semi-tropical agriculture as the basis for new, healthy republican communities in California and Florida. Railroad agents, land owners, and agricultural writers ... More


Development’s Different Meanings to Developers and Stakeholders

Kevin Dougherty

in The Port Royal Experiment: A Case Study in Development

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461534
eISBN:
9781626740822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461534.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The varied nature of the Gideonites created a host of different agendas and motivations. What they had in common was that they were white and had been drawn to the Sea Islands by the condition ... More


Occupying Jim Crow

David E. Goldberg

in The Retreats of Reconstruction: Race, Leisure, and the Politics of Segregation at the New Jersey Shore, 1865-1920

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823272716
eISBN:
9780823272761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823272716.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Chapter 2 details how black workers responded to the resistance of white tourists and the ambiguous state of segregation in the late 1880s and early 1890s. In their campaigns to desegregate public ... More


Economic Development and Land Redistribution

Kevin Dougherty

in The Port Royal Experiment: A Case Study in Development

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461534
eISBN:
9781626740822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461534.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The Port Royal Experiment pursued economic development in terms of three fronts identified by Edward Pierce as “what could be done to reorganize the laborers, prepare them to become sober and ... More


Speculations

Jason Phillips

in Looming Civil War: How Nineteenth-Century Americans Imagined the Future

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190868161
eISBN:
9780190908416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190868161.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Military History

This chapter explains speculations that a civil war would be sparked by a sectional conflict between rival classes and economies. Radicals in both regions imagined an unavoidable battle between free ... More


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