Labor Divided: Race and Ethnicity in United States Labor Struggles, 1835-1960

Labor Divided: Race and Ethnicity in United States Labor Struggles, 1835-1960

by Robert Asher
     
 

ISBN-10: 088706972X

ISBN-13: 9780887069727

Pub. Date: 03/28/1990

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Labor Divided is the first anthology on race, ethnicity and the history of American working-class struggles to give substantial attention to the experiences of African-American, Asian, and Hispanic workers as well as to the experiences of workers from European backgrounds. The essays in Labor Divided cover a time period of more than a century. They focus on the

Overview

Labor Divided is the first anthology on race, ethnicity and the history of American working-class struggles to give substantial attention to the experiences of African-American, Asian, and Hispanic workers as well as to the experiences of workers from European backgrounds. The essays in Labor Divided cover a time period of more than a century. They focus on the experiences of service workers as well as factory workers, women as well as men. Because the American labor force presently is absorbing significant numbers of workers from abroad, and especially Asian and Hispanic workers, this volume will be of great interest to readers seeking historical perspectives on contemporary economic developments.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780887069727
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
03/28/1990
Series:
SUNY series in American Labor History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
390
Product dimensions:
5.99(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.74(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments

I. INTRODUCTION
1. American Capitalism, Labor Organization, and the Racial/Ethnic Factor: An Exploration
Robert Asher and Charles Stephenson

II. NON-WHITE WORKERS IN THE UNITED STATES
Asian
2. Ethnicity and Class in Hawaii: The Plantation Labor Experience, 1835-1920
Ronald Takaki
3. Chinese American Agricultural Workers and the Anti-Chinese Movement in Los Angeles, 1870-1890
Raymond Lou
4. Ethnic Life and Labor in Chicago's Pre-World-War-II Filipino Community
Barabara M. Posadas
Hispanic
5. Border Proletarians: Mexican-Americans and the International Union of Mine, Mill, and Smelter Workers, 1939-1946
Mario T. Garcia
6. Puerto Ricans in the Garment Industry of New York City, 1920-1960
Altagracia Ortiz
African-American
7. The Red Scare and Black Workers in Alabama: The International Union of Mine, Mill, and Smelter Workers, 1945-53
Horace Huntley

III. EUROPEAN-BACKGROUND WORKERS IN THE UNITED STATES
Northern and Western Europe
8. Immigration, Ethnicity and the American Working-Class Community: Fall River, 1850-1900
John Cumbler
9. Scottish-Americans and the Beginnings of the Modern Class Struggle: Immigrant Coal Miners in Northern Illinois, 1865-1889
John H. M. Laslett
10. The German Brewery Workers of New York City in the Late Nineteenth Century
Dorothee Schneider
11. Catholic Corporatism, French Canadian Workers, and Industrial Unionism in Rhode Island, 1938-1956
Gary Gerstle
12. British and Irish Militants in the Detroit UAW in the 1930s
Steve Babson
Southern and Eastern Europe
13. Women's Work, Family Economy and Labor Militancy: The Case of Chicago's Packing-House Workers, 1900-1922
James R. Barrett
14. Anthony Capraro and the Lawrence Strike of 1919
Rudolph J. Vecoli
15. The Transformation of Working-Class Ethnicity: Corporate Control, Americanization, and the Polish Immigrant Middle Class in Bayonne, New Jersey, 1915-1925
John J. Bukowczyk

Notes
Contributors
Index

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