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‘A Theatre Where We May Expose the Wrongs of Ireland’: Parliamentarian

A. C. Hepburn

in Catholic Belfast and Nationalist Ireland in the Era of Joe Devlin, 1871-1934

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199298846
eISBN:
9780191711466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298846.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on Devlin's oratorical skills. Devlin was a member of the Westminster Parliament for twenty-five years, including seventeen representing Belfast. His personal charm and ... More


“Strong, Firm, and Correct Propaganda” (1886)

Di Nyu-Yorker Yidishe Folkstsaytung

in Jewish Radicals: A Documentary History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814757437
eISBN:
9780814763469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814757437.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes a program for the debut issue of a radical Yiddish weekly, Di nyu-yorker yidishe folkstsaytung. Espousing socialism and proto-Jewish nationalism, the program aims to address ... More


Mythological Pedagogies, or Suicide Clubs as Eugenic Alibi

Kathleen M. Brian

in Phallacies: Historical Intersections of Disability and Masculinity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190458997
eISBN:
9780190459024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190458997.003.0012
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

During the final two decades of the nineteenth century, newspapers reported that dozens of “suicide clubs” were operating in the United States. By restoring and pursuing the uncertainty that marked ... More


Protestantism and Labor Reform Movements

William A. Mirola

in Redeeming Time: Protestantism and Chicago's Eight-Hour Movement, 1866-1912

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038839
eISBN:
9780252096792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038839.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This introductory chapter discusses the central issue that generated a movement within the labor movement: overwork and the hours of labor. Shortening the workday and reducing the workweek were ... More


Introduction

John B. Jentz and Richard Schneirov

in Chicago in the Age of Capital: Class, Politics, and Democracy during the Civil War and Reconstruction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036835
eISBN:
9780252093951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036835.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This introductory chapter argues that the story of how Chicago wageworkers and the labor question achieved legitimacy in the public sphere begins with the formation of the Republican Party. The ... More


Introduction: The Wounds of a People and a Landscape: Labor and Agro-Environmental History

Thomas D. Rogers

in The Deepest Wounds: A Labor and Environmental History of Sugar in Northeast Brazil

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834336
eISBN:
9781469603902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899588_rogers.5
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book shows how questions of labor and land have animated writing about Pernambuco for more than a century. In 1883, the abolitionist Joaquim Nabuco condemned slavery for setting up a “struggle ... More


Power, Politics, and the Struggle over Working-Class Religion, 1910–1938

Matthew Pehl

in The Making of Working-Class Religion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040429
eISBN:
9780252098840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040429.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter studies the labor question brought about by the massive social changes unleashed by industrial, corporate capitalism, and rapid urbanization. This “labor question,” as historian Steve ... More


Combat in the Streets: The Railroad Strike of 1877 and Its Consequences

John B. Jentz and Richard Schneirov

in Chicago in the Age of Capital: Class, Politics, and Democracy during the Civil War and Reconstruction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036835
eISBN:
9780252093951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036835.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter discusses the great railroad strike of 1877. In the summer of 1877, the United States experienced its first national strike, an unorganized, spontaneous rebellion of working people in ... More


No Place in the Sun: The People’s Empire

John Phillip Short

in Magic Lantern Empire: Colonialism and Society in Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450945
eISBN:
9780801468230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450945.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines how a broad diffusion of popular colonialism disturbed notions of empire as a purely bourgeois formation. Ordinary Germans, men and women from the laboring classes and from the ... More


Race and the Remaking of Religious Consciousness

Matthew Pehl

in The Making of Working-Class Religion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040429
eISBN:
9780252098840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040429.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter studies the extent to which race displaced class in the religious consciousness of the 1960s-era generation. The culture of worker religion formed in the 1930s in tandem with the labor ... More


Introduction

Heath W. Carter

in Union Made: Working People and the Rise of Social Christianity in Chicago

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199385959
eISBN:
9780199385980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199385959.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter lays out the overall argument of the book. It begins with the advent of Labor Sunday in early twentieth-century Chicago and uses that anecdote to introduce the broader story of how ... More


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