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The Great Rent Strikes

Robert M. Fogelson

in The Great Rent Wars: New York, 1917-1929

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300191721
eISBN:
9780300205589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300191721.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter continues the discussion of the postwar rent strikes in New York City. Striking tenants believed that it was in their interest to withhold rent and resist eviction for as long as ... More


A Weighty Decision

Robert M. Fogelson

in The Great Rent Wars: New York, 1917-1929

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300191721
eISBN:
9780300205589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300191721.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the beginnings of postwar rent strikes in New York City. Many were convinced that a rent strike was the only way to protect their families. They were hopeful that if they went ... More


The Great Rent Wars: New York, 1917-1929

Robert M. Fogelson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300191721
eISBN:
9780300205589
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300191721.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book tells the fascinating but little-known story of the battles between landlords and tenants in the United State’s largest city, from 1917 through 1929. These conflicts were triggered by the ... More


“Out of These Ghettos, People Who Would Fight”: Claiming Power in the Sixties

Roberta Gold

in When Tenants Claimed the City: The Struggle for Citizenship in New York City Housing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038181
eISBN:
9780252095986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038181.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the rent strikes that erupted in Harlem and other ghettos in the 1960s. Ideologically, the rent strikes blur the line between civil rights liberalism and Black Power. Rent ... More


Fixers for the 1970s? The Stella Wright Rent Strike and the Transformation of Public Housing

Julia Rabig

in The Fixers: Devolution, Development, and Civil Society in Newark, 1960-1990

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226388311
eISBN:
9780226388458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388458.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Between 1970 and 1974, tenants in the massive Stella Wright Homes led the longest rent strike in the history of U.S. public housing. The quality of Newark’s public housing had eroded alarmingly since ... More


The Movement and Level of Rents

W. E. VAUGHAN

in Landlords and Tenants in Mid-Victorian Ireland

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203568
eISBN:
9780191675867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203568.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The danger of a combination among the tenants and possibly a rent strike was obviously an obstacle to general increases over a whole estate. Sporadic increases, therefore, had at least the advantage ... More


The Great War

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/9780813034867.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the impact of World War I on the lives of Scottish workers. The Glasgow Rent Strikes of 1915 were the first important point of confrontation between the workers—or more ... More


Homes for Heroes

Paul Taylor

in Heroes or Traitors?: Experiences of Southern Irish Soldiers Returning from the Great War 1919-1939

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781781381618
eISBN:
9781781384954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381618.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The British Government built over 2,600 cottages for ex-servicemen, its largest estate at Killester a showcase garden city development. Responsibility after the conflict lay with an imperial agency, ... More


“A Trade Union Oriented War on the Slums”

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/9780252039492.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how the establishment of the St. Louis Civic Alliance for Housing rejuvenated Harold Gibbons and Ernest Calloway's vision of working-class citizenship and total person unionism. ... More


Spark Plugs in Every Neighborhood: Clara Lemlich Shavelson and the Emergence of a Militant Working-Class Housewives’ Movement, 1913–1945

Annelise Orleck

in Common Sense and a Little Fire: Women and WoOrleck, Anneliserking-Class Politics in the United States, 1900-1965

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469635910
eISBN:
9781469635934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635910.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

From the early 20th century through World War II, labor activism and women’s subsistence activism around tenants’ rights, food prices and education was central to industrial feminism and ... More


From the Russian Pale to the Lower East Side: The Cultural Roots of Four Jewish Women’s Radicalism

Annelise Orleck

in Common Sense and a Little Fire: Women and WoOrleck, Anneliserking-Class Politics in the United States, 1900-1965

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469635910
eISBN:
9781469635934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635910.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter traces the roots of East European Jewish women’s Socialism, feminism and labor radicalism in the Eastern European towns and cities where they were born during the late 19th century. It ... More


“Jobs and Homes … Freedom”: Working-Class Struggles against Postwar Urban Inequality

Keona K. Ervin

in Gateway to Equality: Black Women and the Struggle for Economic Justice in St. Louis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813168838
eISBN:
9780813173924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168838.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 6 uncovers the links between jobs and public housing. From the vantage point of overlooked historical actors, the chapter examines the massive urban renewal programs that razed black ... More


Introduction

Roberta Gold

in When Tenants Claimed the City: The Struggle for Citizenship in New York City Housing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038181
eISBN:
9780252095986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038181.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book explores the emergence of New York City's tenant movement as the leading voice for an alternative vision of residence and citizenship against the backdrop of suburban expansion. It ... More


Houses

Arna Bontemps

in The Negro in Illinois: The WPA Papers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037696
eISBN:
9780252094958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037696.003.0019
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the rent strikes staged by Illinois Negroes with the help of Unemployed Councils in the early years of the Great Depression to resist evictions from the Chicago South Side. ... More


Government Failure in Two Colonies

William E. Nelson

in The Common Law in Colonial America: Volume IV: Law and the Constitution on the Eve of Independence, 1735-1776

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190850487
eISBN:
9780190850517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190850487.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The institutions of imperial governance, however, could not maintain their authority or at times even maintain minimal law and order in North Carolina and northern New York. Both colonies faced open ... More


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