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

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

by Sally M. Miller, Daniel A. Cornford
     
 

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275951856
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/30/1995
Series:
Contributions in Labor Studies Series, #45
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,138,291
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.51(d)
Lexile:
1590L (what's this?)

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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1CIO Leaders and the State, 1935-5529
2The Law of Collective Bargaining and Wartime Labor Regulations43
3The United Steelworkers of America and Health Insurance, 1937-6269
4Wartime Shipyards: The Transformation of Labor in San Francisco's East Bay89
5The San Francisco Machinists and the National War Labor Board105
6Who Controls the Hiring Hall? The Struggle for Job Control in the ILWU during World War II120
7"Her Husband Didn't Have a Word to Say": Black Women and Blues Clubs in Richmond, California, during World War II147
8African-American Migrant Women in the San Francisco East Bay Area165
9Catalyst for Change: Wartime Housing and African-Americans in California's East Bay186
10The CIO: A Vanguard for Civil Rights in Southern California, 1940-46200
Index217
About the Contributors227

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