American Labor In The Era Of World War Ii / Edition 1

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Overview

The 1940s were a pivotal decade in the history of the American labor movement. Large migrations significantly changed the composition of the industrial work force while, simultaneously, the organized labor movement sought to consolidate its base. These essays examine topics including aspects of the institutional development of the labor movement at the national level, while west coast case studies explore the conflicts generated at the workplace and in communities by the increased presence of women and minority workers. American labor historians and labor studies specialists will find this collection fills a major void in the research on American labor.

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Papers from the 1991 conference of the Southwest Labor Studies Association focus on labor in the WWII era in California, Arizona, New Mexico, and some of the surrounding states. Topics include CIO leaders and the state, the law of collective bargaining and wartime labor regulations, the transformation of labor in San Francisco's East Bay, and black women and blues clubs in Richmond, California. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275951856
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/30/1995
  • Series: Contributions in Labor Studies Series , #45
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Lexile: 1590L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

SALLY M. MILLER is Professor of History at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.

DANIEL A. CORNFORD is Associate Professor of History at San Jose State University, California. His special interests are American labor history and California social history.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
1 CIO Leaders and the State, 1935-55 29
2 The Law of Collective Bargaining and Wartime Labor Regulations 43
3 The United Steelworkers of America and Health Insurance, 1937-62 69
4 Wartime Shipyards: The Transformation of Labor in San Francisco's East Bay 89
5 The San Francisco Machinists and the National War Labor Board 105
6 Who Controls the Hiring Hall? The Struggle for Job Control in the ILWU during World War II 120
7 "Her Husband Didn't Have a Word to Say": Black Women and Blues Clubs in Richmond, California, during World War II 147
8 African-American Migrant Women in the San Francisco East Bay Area 165
9 Catalyst for Change: Wartime Housing and African-Americans in California's East Bay 186
10 The CIO: A Vanguard for Civil Rights in Southern California, 1940-46 200
Index 217
About the Contributors 227
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