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Engineers, Labor Politics, and American Exceptionalism before 1900

Yehouda Shenhav

in Manufacturing Rationality: The Engineering Foundations of the Managerial Revolution

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199250004
eISBN:
9780191697869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250004.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Business History

This chapter describes the relationship between engineering rationality and labour politics prior to 1900. It presents quantitative empirical data showing that while labour unrest intensified over ... More


Labour Unrest, 1910 to 1914

William Kenefick

in Red Scotland!: The Rise and Fall of the Radical Left, c. 1872 to 1932

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625178
eISBN:
9780748653430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625178.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter adopts the Glasgow Labour History Workshop (GLHW) method and approach in a comparative study of the industrial east of Scotland. It notes that these studies demonstrated a consistently ... More


Red Scotland, c. 1910 to 1932: Themes and Issues

William Kenefick

in Red Scotland!: The Rise and Fall of the Radical Left, c. 1872 to 1932

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625178
eISBN:
9780748653430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625178.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter considers the period of unparalleled labour unrest and widespread social discontent experienced between 1910 and 1914. It notes that until recently it was argued that Scots were less ... More


Labor Politics and Capitalist Industrialization

Eli Friedman

in Insurgency Trap: Labor Politics in Postsocialist China

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452697
eISBN:
9780801470516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452697.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to address a problem of the political economy of early twenty-first-century China: Why is it that in the more than ten years since the central ... More


Whose Hard Times?: Explaining Autoworkers Strike Waves in Recent-Day China

Lu Zhang

in Workers in Hard Times: A Long View of Economic Crises

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038174
eISBN:
9780252095979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038174.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter carries out an in-depth analysis of the transformation of China's automobile industry and its labor force over the past two decades, with particular attention on how shop-floor, ... 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


Red Clydeside

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/9780813034867.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

From a personal perspective, Ellen Dawson's formative years remain shrouded in almost total mystery, and yet from another perspective they are some of the most researched in Scottish labor history. ... More


The Problem of the Masses

Timothy E. W. Gloege

in Guaranteed Pure: The Moody Bible Institute, Business, and the Making of Modern Evangelicalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469621012
eISBN:
9781469623191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621012.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter charts rising labor unrest and its role in the development of the Moody Bible Institute. Industrialization and large-scale manufacturing had given way to widening class divides that ... More


Discoursing in Numbers: The Female Worker and the Politics of Gender

Theodore Jun Yoo

in The Politics of Gender in Colonial Korea: Education, Labor, and Health, 1910-1945

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252882
eISBN:
9780520934153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252882.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on labor unrest among Korean women workers and the public debate among Korean reformers and the Japanese state about how to reassert control over this unruly group. It highlights ... More


Introduction: The Political Management of Industrial Conflict

Emmanuel Teitelbaum

in Mobilizing Restraint: Democracy and Industrial Conflict in Post-Reform South Asia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449949
eISBN:
9780801463358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449949.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book demonstrates how the political exclusion and repression of organized labor is a highly ineffective strategy for ... More


“The Country is Drifting into Danger”

Edward T. O’Donnell

in Henry George and the Crisis of Inequality: Progress and Poverty in the Gilded Age

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231120005
eISBN:
9780231539265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231120005.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the labor unrest that rocked the United States in 1886 and prompted Henry George to wonder whether the country was “in danger of revolution”. The year 1886 unfolded as one of ... More


The Brewing Upheaval

Burnett Bolloten

in The Spanish Civil War: Revolution and Counterrevolution

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624464
eISBN:
9781469624488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624464.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter chronicles the tensions that would eventually give rise to the Spanish Civil War. It argues that these enmities had been steadily developing since the fall of the Monarchy and the ... 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


The Pre-War Years: Cross-Channel Networks, Syndicalism, and the Demise of Internationalism

Constance Bantman

in The French Anarchists in London, 1880-1914: Exile and Transnationalism in the First Globalisation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318801
eISBN:
9781846317972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318801.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Anti-anarchist fears abated after 1895, when most of the companions returned to France. The Franco-British anarchist connection remained strong thereafter, but took on a different form, operating ... More


The 1930s and the Depression: Tourism and Restlessness

Gail Saunders

in Race and Class in the Colonial Bahamas, 1880-1960

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062549
eISBN:
9780813051550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062549.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Chapter 5 describes economic depression in the 1930s Bahamas, the development of the tourist industry, and the eruption of labor unrest. The historical ties of the Bahamas’ substantial white ... More


Citizenship and Statelessness

Robert C. McGreevey

in Borderline Citizens: The United States, Puerto Rico, and the Politics of Colonial Migration

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501716140
eISBN:
9781501716164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501716140.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter argues a conjuncture of events during World War I—including, widespread protest on the island and growing concern in Washington over America’s reputation abroad—made the condition of ... More


Labor Organizing in Mexico’s Entangled Economies

Rosemary Hennessy

in Fires on the Border: The Passionate Politics of Labor Organizing on the Mexican Frontera

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816647583
eISBN:
9781452948454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816647583.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter introduces readers to the maquiladoras of Mexico and some of the earliest labor uprisings in the factories. It also tells the story of neoliberal capitalism in Mexico as a political ... More


Industrial Relations in the Context of Economic Change

Emmanuel Teitelbaum

in Mobilizing Restraint: Democracy and Industrial Conflict in Post-Reform South Asia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449949
eISBN:
9780801463358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449949.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter outlines the dynamics of industrial protest during the 1980s and 1990s, when most national and regional governments in South Asia undertook major economic reforms. Economic reforms ... More


Depression, War, Federal Legislation, Science, and Technology—1930 to 1969

C. Allan Jones and Robert V. Osgood

in From King Cane to the Last Sugar Mill: Agricultural Technology and the Making of Hawaii's Premier Crop

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824840006
eISBN:
9780824868635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824840006.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

The decade of the 1930s began on a positive note, with the industry producing its first million-ton sugar yield. However, The Great Depression, the federal sugar legislation, and World War II ... More


‘One meaning blots out another’? Liberals and Labour in the East Midlands coalfield

David Howell

in The art of the possible: Politics and governance in modern British history, 18851997: Essays in memory of Duncan Tanner

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719090714
eISBN:
9781781708798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090714.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Duncan Tanner analysed the relationship between Edwardian Liberalism and Labour politics, and the diversity of this relationship across regions and occupational groups. He emphasised the durability ... More


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