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Warriors

Helena Waddy

in Oberammergau in the Nazi Era: The Fate of a Catholic Village in Hitler's Germany

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195371277
eISBN:
9780199777341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371277.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter Seven begins with Hitler’s invasion of Poland in 1939. The First Mountain Division’s Signal Corps occupied new barracks in Oberammergau and recruited locals who served in France, on the ... More


Social Change in the Late Middle Ages

Bas van Bavel

in Manors and Markets: Economy and Society in the Low Countries 500-1600

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199278664
eISBN:
9780191707032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278664.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The rise of market exchange, and the related competition, was the main dynamic force of the later Middle Ages and the motor behind social changes. This chapter shows how its force was refracted by ... More


Girls of the Factory: A Year with the Garment Workers of Morocco

M. Laetitia Cairoli

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035611
eISBN:
9780813039206
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035611.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

In Morocco today, the idea of female laborers is generally frowned upon. Yet despite this, many women are beginning to find work in factories. The author of this book spent a year in the ancient city ... More


Migration and Empire

Marjory Harper and Stephen Constantine

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199250936
eISBN:
9780191594847
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250936.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

During the nineteenth century, the proportion of UK migrants heading to empire destinations, especially to Canada, Australia and New Zealand, increased substantially and remained high. They included ... More


Who Will Own the Soil of the South in the Future

Shawn Leigh Alexander

in T. Thomas Fortune, the Afro-American Agitator: A Collection of Writings, 1880-1928

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032320
eISBN:
9780813039084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032320.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter presents the editorial “Who Will Own the Soil of the South in the Future,” published in both the Christian Recorder and the Globe. Here, Fortune set forth a position on landownership ... More


A New Party/But It Will Be!

Shawn Leigh Alexander

in T. Thomas Fortune, the Afro-American Agitator: A Collection of Writings, 1880-1928

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032320
eISBN:
9780813039084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032320.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter presents “A New Party” and “But It Will Be!”—editorials written while finishing Black and White—where Fortune demonstrates his growing belief that the conditions of workers, black and ... More


Black Labor Migration in Caribbean Guatemala, 1882–1923

Frederick Douglass Opie

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033716
eISBN:
9780813038735
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033716.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

In the late 19th century, many Central American governments and countries sought to fill low-paying jobs and develop their economies by recruiting black American and West Indian laborers. This book ... More


The Changing Face of Labor

Alexander Tsesis

in For Liberty and Equality: The Life and Times of the Declaration of Independence

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195379693
eISBN:
9780199949847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379693.003.0013
Subject:
History, Political History

The spike in immigration during the 1880s swelled the ranks of America's workers. America became one of the world's greatest industrial powers, in no small part due to the accomplishments of ... More


John Bull Meets Jim Crow: Jamaican Guestworkers in the Wartime South

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/9780691102689.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter looks at the Jamaican guestworkers' transfer to Clewiston, Florida, where their status sank from exotic British war workers to “alien negro laborers,” and neither their British ... More


Dance and Trance in a New World: A Māriyammaṉ Festival in Guyana

Paul Younger

in Playing Host to Deity: Festival Religion in the South Indian Tradition

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140446
eISBN:
9780199834907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140443.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The most thorough recreation of the South Indian tradition of worship anywhere in the diaspora took place in Guyana when large numbers of indentured laborers were taken there in the middle of the ... More


Suburban Promises: A Kavati Festival in South Africa

Paul Younger

in Playing Host to Deity: Festival Religion in the South Indian Tradition

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140446
eISBN:
9780199834907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140443.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The diaspora experience of the indentured laborers in South Africa was different from those who went to Guyana, primarily because in South Africa they were able to leave plantation work within the ... More


The Employment of Labour

Jane Whittle and Elizabeth Griffiths

in Consumption and Gender in the Early Seventeenth-Century Household: The World of Alice Le Strange

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199233533
eISBN:
9780191739330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233533.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Consumption involved not only the acquisition and use of goods but also the use of labour. Live‐in servants were employed to cook and clean the house, care for horses and hawks, and work on the Le ... More


The Embodied and Providing Parent

Joanne Bailey

in Parenting in England 1760-1830: Emotion, Identity, and Generation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199565191
eISBN:
9780191740664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565191.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Family History

This chapter focuses upon the corporeality and materiality of representations of parental care. Mothers were associated with physically caring for their infants and sick children, though fathers’ ... More


The Self at Work: From Job-Hunters to Artist-Entrepreneurs

Micki McGee

in Self-Help, Inc.: Makeover Culture in American Life

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195171242
eISBN:
9780199944088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171242.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter explores the changes in job-search-advice literature over the course of the last three decades of the twentieth century—particularly the emergence of the artist as the ideal laborer in ... More


Sources of Inequality in Rural Germany

GRANT OLIVER

in Migration and Inequality in Germany 1870-1913

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199276561
eISBN:
9780191706059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276561.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines inequality in rural Germany: the allocation of property rights, the distribution of land holding and land ownership, the position of rural labourers. Topics discussed include ... More


Potatoes, Population, and Diet, circa 1650 to circa 1845

L. A. Clarkson and E. Margaret Crawford

in Feast and Famine: Food and Nutrition in Ireland 1500-1920

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198227519
eISBN:
9780191708374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227519.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

In 1845 potatoes dominated the diets of the poorest one-third of the population. This chapter examines the spread of potato cultivation and consumption from the later 17th century. Potatoes moved ... More


Wage Labour and Unfreedom in Agriculture: An Indian Case Study

V. K. Ramachandran

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198286479
eISBN:
9780191684524
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198286479.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book addresses the question of how it is that so much growth and technical change can take place in agriculture and yet leave the position of agricultural labourers relatively unchanged. Much ... More


Famine in Bangladesh

Amartya Sen

in Poverty and Famines: An Essay on Entitlement and Deprivation

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198284635
eISBN:
9780191596902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198284632.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

A case study of the 1974 famine in Bangladesh, which was associated with the floods of that year, and had an official mortality of 26,000. The causation of the famine is analysed in terms of food ... More


Unemployment and Unemployment Relief

George R. Boyer

in The Winding Road to the Welfare State

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691178738
eISBN:
9780691183992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178738.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter examines the extent of cyclical, seasonal, and casual unemployment from 1870 to 1914, and shows that reported unemployment rates greatly understate the probability of job loss faced by ... More


Poverty in Palanpur

Peter Lanjouw and Nicholas Stern

in Economic Development in Palanpur over Five Decades

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198288329
eISBN:
9780191596599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198288328.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter studies poverty in Palanpur. The meaning of poverty based on a notion of low annual income is contrasted with that based on a notion of lifestyle and readily observed means. A profile of ... More


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