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Pork, Perks, and Predation

John S. Ahlquist and Margaret Levi

in In the Interest of Others: Organizations and Social Activism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158563
eISBN:
9781400848652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158563.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines two business unions, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) and the International Longshoremen's Association (ILA). Business unions differ from each other as well as ... More


Introduction

William J. Mello

in New York Longshoremen: Class and Power on the Docks

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034898
eISBN:
9780813038681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034898.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Beginning in 1945 and for almost thirty years thereafter, the Port of New York was the site of intense class conflict. Striking longshoremen frequently battled the shipping companies, the police, ... More


Frontiers of Labor: Comparative Histories of the United States and Australia

Greg Patmore and Shelton Stromquist (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041839
eISBN:
9780252050503
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041839.001.0001
Subject:
History, Economic History

Australia and the United States have long been recognized as fertile fields for comparative history. Both the United States and the Australian colonies were “frontier societies” with considerable ... More


Seated by the Sea: The Maritime History of Portland, Maine, and Its Irish Longshoremen

Michael C. Connolly

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813037226
eISBN:
9780813041759
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037226.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This book deals with the history of the port of Portland, Maine, an important North Atlantic maritime community with significant ties to Canada and Europe. A central focus of the book is the primacy ... More


Shadows in the Sun Belt

Steve Estes

in Charleston In Black and White: Race and Power in the South after the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469622323
eISBN:
9781469624921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622323.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter shows how the campaign to free the “Charleston Five” turned the men into symbols of the continuing civil rights struggle, illustrating the ways that politics, labor, and race remained ... More


Black Fades to Green on the Waterfront: Nineteenth-Century Social, Racial, and Ethnic Change

Michael C. Connolly

in Seated by the Sea: The Maritime History of Portland, Maine, and Its Irish Longshoremen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813037226
eISBN:
9780813041759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037226.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

Largely due to the importation of molasses from the West Indies, used locally in the production of refined sugar at the J. B. Brown Sugar Company, and rum, a small but significant black labor force ... More


Lost Strikes and Union Affiliation: Early Twentieth-Century Labor Militancy Alongshore

Michael C. Connolly

in Seated by the Sea: The Maritime History of Portland, Maine, and Its Irish Longshoremen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813037226
eISBN:
9780813041759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037226.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

The early twentieth century was destabilizing for many Americans, not least the Portland longshoremen. They had to deal with economic recessions, the increasing power of the international steamship ... More


Who Controls the Waterfront?

William J. Mello

in New York Longshoremen: Class and Power on the Docks

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034898
eISBN:
9780813038681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034898.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The characteristics that consolidated the waterfront labor process are indicative of the dialectical nature of power and work. Control over the workforce was vital. The longshoremen constituted one ... More


Conclusion Class and Power: A View from the Docks

William J. Mello

in New York Longshoremen: Class and Power on the Docks

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034898
eISBN:
9780813038681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034898.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Despite the dockworkers' increasing capacity over the years to impose heavy financial losses on shipping elites and political pressure on state and federal authorities, the waterfront rank-and-file ... More


Charleston: “The First Major Labor Battle of the Twenty-first Century”

Joseph B. Atkins

in Covering for the Bosses: Labor and the Southern Press

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781934110805
eISBN:
9781604733259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781934110805.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter explores the riot that occurred between the Charleston police and the International Longshoremen Association (ILA) on January 19, 2000, in Charleston, South Carolina. It explains that ... More


Harry Bridges’s Australia, Australia’s Harry Bridges

Robert Cherny

in Frontiers of Labor: Comparative Histories of the United States and Australia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041839
eISBN:
9780252050503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041839.003.0017
Subject:
History, Economic History

Harry Bridges, longtime leader of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU, representing Pacific Coast workers), was born in Australia in 1901 and came to the United States in 1920. ... More


“Erroneous and Incongruous Notions of Liberty”: Urban Unrest and the Origins of Radical Reconstruction in New Orleans, 1865–1868

James Illingworth

in After Slavery: Race, Labor, and Citizenship in the Reconstruction South

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813044774
eISBN:
9780813046440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044774.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

Popular mobilization in New Orleans, involving both black and white working people, contributed to the crisis of Presidential Reconstruction in the summer of 1866. In the year immediately following ... More


“A Bunch of Fellows Who Have Taken the Declaration of Independence Seriously”

Robert Bussel

in Fighting for Total Person Unionism: Harold Gibbons, Ernest Calloway, and Working-Class Citizenship

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039492
eISBN:
9780252097607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039492.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how Harold Gibbons gained credibility as a union leader in St. Louis and discovered a group of workers with whom he could begin to implement his emerging vision of total person ... More


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