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Organization and Rebellion

John Weber

in From South Texas To the Nation: The Exploitation of Mexican Labor in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625232
eISBN:
9781469625256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625232.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how, despite the unsteady economic and social situation, Mexican and Mexican American workers in South Texas still launched a series of militant struggles to achieve their basic ... More


“Calypso Island”: Exporting the Local, Particularizing the Region, and Developing the Sounds of Goombay

Timothy Rommen

in Funky Nassau: Roots, Routes, and Representation in Bahamian Popular Music

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520265684
eISBN:
9780520948754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520265684.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter explores the musical dimensions of the goombay years. It does so by taking seriously the concerns raised by Mimi Sheller's epigraph over tourist expectations in places like the Bahamas ... More


“We Strike and Win”: Food Factory Workers and Labor Radicalism

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/9780813168838.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

In the Funsten Nut Strike of 1933, nut shellers shut down production to protest poor working conditions and wage cuts. A group of black working-class women positioned themselves at the center of ... More


Where Are the Peanut Butters of Yesteryear?

Jon Krampner

in Creamy and Crunchy: An Informal History of Peanut Butter, the All-American Food

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162333
eISBN:
9780231530934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162333.003.0019
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines peanut butter brands which have disappeared from the U.S. market. The varieties of peanut butter available have expanded in recent years, but the peanut butter industry, like ... More


Emma Tenayuca, Religious Elites, and the 1938 Pecan-Shellers’ Strike

Arlene Sánchez-Walsh

in The Pew and the Picket Line: Christianity and the American Working Class

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039997
eISBN:
9780252098178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039997.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter situates Mexican workers at the center of a contest for religious and social control over their lives. Only by working outside dominant religious institutions, as Emma Tenayuca did, were ... More


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