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Braceros: Migrant Citizens and Transnational Subjects in the Postwar United States and Mexico

Deborah Cohen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833599
eISBN:
9781469603391
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899670_cohen
Subject:
History, Economic History

At the beginning of World War II, the United States and Mexico launched the bracero program, a series of labor agreements that brought Mexican men to work temporarily in U.S. agricultural fields. ... More


Disability and Labor Activism: The Pains and Joys of Coalitions

Kim E. Nielsen

in Civic Labors: Scholar Activism and Working-Class Studies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040498
eISBN:
9780252098932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040498.003.0019
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines the difficulties that disability and labor activists have faced when working together. Disability and labor activists, today as well as in the past, have much in common. They ... More


We Are Labor Too

Sekou M. Franklin

in After the Rebellion: Black Youth, Social Movement Activism, and the Post-Civil Rights Generation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814789384
eISBN:
9780814760611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789384.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the labor movement's recruitment of young people, particularly African Americans, in support of economic justice initiatives. Movement bridge-builders in the labor movement ... More


Black Workers Change Tactics, 1937–1941

Beth Tompkins Bates

in The Making of Black Detroit in the Age of Henry Ford

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807835647
eISBN:
9781469601571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837450_bates.14
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the formation of the volunteer organizers' group by the Trade Union Committee of the National Negro Congress (NNC). Volunteer labor activists met in the privacy of workers' ... More


Remembering the 1911 General Transport Strike in Liverpool

Sam Davies

in Civic Labors: Scholar Activism and Working-Class Studies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040498
eISBN:
9780252098932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040498.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter discusses the efforts of academic historians and labor activists to remember and celebrate the centenary of the Liverpool Transport Strike of 1911, one of the most serious and prolonged ... More


From Worker to Activist

David Lee McMullen

in Strike!: The Radical Insurrections of Ellen Dawson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034867
eISBN:
9780813038674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034867.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Passaic strike altered Ellen Dawson's life. No longer was she an anonymous weaver in a New Jersey textile mill; Dawson was being transformed into a champion for the rights of women and immigrant ... More


A New Textile Union

David Lee McMullen

in Strike!: The Radical Insurrections of Ellen Dawson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034867
eISBN:
9780813038674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034867.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The New Bedford strike pitted the skilled workers against the unskilled workers, and as a result exacerbated Dawson's relationship with the United Textile Workers of America (UTW). The unskilled ... More


Dawson's Final Years

David Lee McMullen

in Strike!: The Radical Insurrections of Ellen Dawson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034867
eISBN:
9780813038674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034867.003.0020
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Dawson made her last known speech as a labor activist in 1931 when the Great Depression was well under way. No longer a member of the Soviet-controlled Communist Party, it appears that Dawson, like ... More


For the Union Makes US Strong

Marcia Walker-McWilliams

in Reverend Addie Wyatt: Faith and the Fight for Labor, Gender, and Racial Equality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040528
eISBN:
9780252098963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040528.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter highlights Addie Wyatt's rise in the United Packinghouse Workers of America from a member to “activated” unionist, organizer, and leader over the course of the 1950s and 1960s. The ... More


Introduction

Elizabeth Fones-Wolf and Ken Fones-Wolf

in Struggle for the Soul of the Postwar South: White Evangelical Protestants and Operation Dixie

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039034
eISBN:
9780252097003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039034.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the role of religion and faith in the life of working people. In many studies, religion served as an impediment to workers' understanding their class ... More


Afterword II

Kamran Asdar Ali

in Cityscapes of Violence in Karachi: Publics and Counterpublics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190656546
eISBN:
9780190848460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190656546.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The second afterword to the book by Kamran Asdar Ali returns us to the city, and to the lives of Karachi’s working women and working classes. He draws on women’s poems, diaries, and memoirs to ... More


A Reflection on the Committed Life

James J. Lorence

in Palomino: Clinton Jencks and Mexican-American Unionism in the American Southwest

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037559
eISBN:
9780252094804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037559.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This concluding chapter explains how Clinton E. Jencks was a man who struggled with compulsive behaviors that dogged him throughout his life. Not the least of his burdens was the reality that he was ... More


B. J. Widick

Nelson Lichtenstein

in A Contest of Ideas: Capital, Politics, and Labor

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037856
eISBN:
9780252095122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037856.003.0018
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter presents a portrait of Branko J. Widick, who died on June 28, 2008, at the age of ninety-seven. He was not a well-known figure in the annals of American labor and its committed ... More


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