By Eric Arnesen

ISBN-10: 0203944410

ISBN-13: 9780203944417

ISBN-10: 0415968267

ISBN-13: 9780415968263

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The Encyclopedia people hard work and Working-Class History presents sweeping assurance people hard work historical past. Containing over 650 entries, the Encyclopedia encompasses hard work historical past from the colonial period to the current. Articles concentrate on states, areas, sessions, financial sectors and occupations, race-relations, ethnicity, and faith, innovations and advancements in hard work economics, environmentalism, globalization, criminal heritage, alternate unions, moves, organisations, contributors, administration relatives, and executive firms and commissions. Articles conceal such matters as immigration and migratory exertions, girls and hard work, hard work in each struggle attempt, slavery and the slave-trade, union-resistance by means of firms resembling Wal-Mart, and the historical past of cronyism and corruption, and the mafia inside of components of work heritage. exertions background can be thought of in its illustration in movie, tune, literature, and schooling. vital articles disguise the conception of working-class tradition, corresponding to the surge in sympathy for the operating type following September eleven, 2001. Written as an target social heritage, the Encyclopedia encapsulates the increase and decline, and non-stop switch folks exertions historical past into the twenty-first century.

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On top of all that came the hated Dred Scott decision in 1857 in which the Supreme Court ruled that Congress had no power to limit the property rights of slaveholders. The court said in effect that the Missouri Compromise was null and void, that the South had been right all along when it insisted that slaves were property protected by no less a force than the Constitution. Taken together such events lend credence to the northern idea that ‘‘slave power’’ ran the nation. Through all of that, old and new org remained divided against one another despite shared goals and objectives.

The union and its solidarity committees rapidly distributed hundreds of copies of Struggle in the Heartland, second video produced by the St. Louis– based Labor Vision independent film group, which depicted the two civil disobedience actions and the police assault. Problems of racism and sexism troubled the local and initially hampered broader support. In the 50 years of its existence, only one woman and no African-American had ever been elected to the Executive Board. With only 7% and 10% of the membership, respectively, a woman or black candidate would need broad support from the white male majority.

Franklin, Stephen. Three Strikes: Labor’s Heartland Losses and What They Mean for Working Americans. New York: Guilford Press, 2001. A. PHILIP RANDOLPH INSTITUTE In 1965, in the wake of the twentieth century’s two greatest civil rights legislative victories, A. Philip Randolph, Bayard Rustin, and a group of labor and civil rights activists established the A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) to blaze a new path for progressive change. Supported by a $25,000 grant from the American Federation of Labor (AFL)–Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), Randolph and Rustin transformed their old Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters headquarters in Harlem into the first national headquarters for the APRI.

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