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Inbetween Peoples: Race, Nationality, and the “New-Immigrant” Working Class

James Barrett

in Colored White: Transcending the Racial Past

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233416
eISBN:
9780520930803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233416.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter addresses the racial position of eastern and southern European immigrants in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, finding it to lie “inbetween” full whiteness and the ... More


Beyond Government: How Civil Society Serves, Organizes, and Advocates for Immigrant Workers

Shannon Gleeson

in Conflicting Commitments: The Politics of Enforcing Immigrant Worker Rights in San Jose and Houston

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451218
eISBN:
9780801465772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451218.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter evaluates the role civil society organizations have played in implementing the rights of immigrant workers. It considers both the framing of the issue in each place and the strategies ... More


Guestworkers of the World, Unite!: You Have Nothing to Lose but Your Passport, Your Visa, Your Immigration Status

Cindy Hahamovitch

in No Man's Land: Jamaican Guestworkers in America and the Global History of Deportable Labor

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691102689
eISBN:
9781400840021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691102689.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores the first phase of the global history of guestworker programs, which began in the late nineteenth century and lasted until the Great Depression of the 1930s. Before that time, ... More


“We Were the Invisible Workforce”

Eileen Boris and Jennifer Klein

in Caring for America: Home Health Workers in the Shadow of the Welfare State

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195329117
eISBN:
9780199949496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329117.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses SEIU’s massive Los Angeles victory in 1999 in light of the Americans with Disability Act, welfare reform, Clinton’s health care debacle, and managed care. In California, the ... More


Introduction: Immigrant Labor in the United States

Shannon Gleeson

in Conflicting Commitments: The Politics of Enforcing Immigrant Worker Rights in San Jose and Houston

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451218
eISBN:
9780801465772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451218.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This introductory chapter presents statistical and analytical data on immigrant labor conditions in the United States. It explains that immigrant—particularly undocumented—workers labor in nearly ... More


Consensus, Debate, and Wishful Thinking: The Economic Impact of Immigration

Edward Schumacher-Matos

in Writing Immigration: Scholars and Journalists in Dialogue

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267176
eISBN:
9780520950207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267176.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter examines the economic impact of immigration—including illegal immigration—at a time of economic crisis. It argues that the answer is crucial for Americans and immigrants alike. It ... More


Journeymen-Printers, Heresy, and the Inquisition in Sixteenth-Century Spain

Clive Griffin

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199280735
eISBN:
9780191712920
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280735.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Although the history of the book is a booming area of research, the journeymen who printed 16th-century books have remained shadowy figures because they were not thought to have left any significant ... More


Effects of War: Immigrant Labor Dynamics during the Great War

Robert F. Zeidel

in Robber Barons and Wretched Refuse: Ethnic and Class Dynamics during the Era of American Industrialization

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501748318
eISBN:
9781501748332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748318.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter addresses how the onset of World War I raised questions about if and how the United States should prepare itself for a military confrontation with a “foreign” enemy, and gave added ... More


Conflicting Commitments: The Politics of Enforcing Immigrant Worker Rights in San Jose and Houston

Shannon Gleeson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451218
eISBN:
9780801465772
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451218.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This book goes beyond the debate over federal immigration policy to examine the complicated terrain of immigrant worker rights. Federal law requires that basic labor standards apply to all workers, ... More


Implementing the Legal Rights of Undocumented Workers

Shannon Gleeson

in Conflicting Commitments: The Politics of Enforcing Immigrant Worker Rights in San Jose and Houston

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451218
eISBN:
9780801465772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451218.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter assesses how agency bureaucrats incorporate immigrant workers into their mission, by drawing on interviews with the staff at the helm of labor standards enforcement agencies (LSEAs) in ... More


Introduction: Capitalists and Immigrants in Historical Perspective, 1865–1924

Robert F. Zeidel

in Robber Barons and Wretched Refuse: Ethnic and Class Dynamics during the Era of American Industrialization

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501748318
eISBN:
9781501748332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748318.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This introductory chapter provides an overview of how industrialization and the class structure it engendered defined the United States into which millions of late nineteenth- and early ... More


Restricting the Hordes: Implementation of Immigrant Quotas

Robert F. Zeidel

in Robber Barons and Wretched Refuse: Ethnic and Class Dynamics during the Era of American Industrialization

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501748318
eISBN:
9781501748332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748318.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter studies how government officials first looked to deportation as a solution to the post-war “immigration problem.” During and after the Red Scare, 1919–1924, government officials enacted ... More


Conclusion: Making Rights Real for Immigrant Workers

Shannon Gleeson

in Conflicting Commitments: The Politics of Enforcing Immigrant Worker Rights in San Jose and Houston

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451218
eISBN:
9780801465772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451218.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This concluding chapter offers several lessons learned from assessing the political field of immigrant worker rights in San Jose and Houston. It addresses the question of whether workers are better ... More


Immigrant Women Workers at the Center of Social Change: Asian Immigrant Women Advocates

Jennifer Jihye Chun, George Lipsitz, and Young Shin

in Immigrant Women Workers in the Neoliberal Age

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037573
eISBN:
9780252094828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037573.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter examines the role that grassroots organizing and leadership development play in tackling social and economic inequalities along multiple axes of difference, including race, gender, ... More


All the World’s a Workplace: Guestworkers at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century

Cindy Hahamovitch

in No Man's Land: Jamaican Guestworkers in America and the Global History of Deportable Labor

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691102689
eISBN:
9781400840021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691102689.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses further developments for guestworkers around the world. As efforts to protect labor standards, make immigration temporary, or manage migration, guestworker programs have failed ... More


Public Policies and Mexican Immigrant Integration in the City and County of Los Angeles

Rafael Alarcón, Luis Escala, and Olga Odgers

in Making Los Angeles Home: The Integration of Mexican Immigrants in the United States

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520284852
eISBN:
9780520960527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284852.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter focuses on public policies that impact the processes of integration. Although the chapter stresses some of the most controversial and negative immigration policies at the federal, state, ... More


Ford Goes to the World; the World Comes to Ford

Elizabeth D. Esch

in Color Line and the Assembly Line: Managing Race in the Ford Empire

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520285378
eISBN:
9780520960886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285378.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

As the workers of the world came to the United States and to Detroit, Ford went into the world. This chapter details the massive global expansion of the Ford Motor Company that was made possible by ... More


Italian American Radicalism: Old World Roots, New World Developments

Marcella Bencivenni

in Italian Immigrant Radical Culture: The Idealism of the Sovversivi in the United States, 1890-1940

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791035
eISBN:
9780814723180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791035.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter offers a general overview of the Italian radical movement in the United States. It begins by mapping the social and political scene in Italy after the struggle for unification in 1861, ... More


Tensions Between Flexibility and Security

Cynthia J. Cranford

in Home Care Fault Lines: Understanding Tensions and Creating Alliances

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749254
eISBN:
9781501749285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749254.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the relationship between workers and recipients of domestic, or home-based, personal support services. Recipients and workers develop close and ... More


“Here’s My Heart”

Susan Chandler and Jill B. Jones

in Casino Women: Courage in Unexpected Places

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450143
eISBN:
9780801462696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450143.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Thousands of immigrant workers flooded to Nevada's casinos in the 1980s and 1990s, pushed by economic crises and civil wars in their countries of origin and pulled by global gaming's insatiable ... More


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