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Labor (1 December 2015) 12 (4): 154–155.
Published: 01 December 2015
...William P. Jones Racism in the Nation's Service: Government Workers and the Color Line in Woodrow Wilson's America . Yellin Eric S. . Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press , 2013 xi + 301 pp. , $39.95 (cloth); $29.99 (e-book) © 2015 by Labor and Working-Class...
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Labor (1 May 2004) 1 (2): 41–64.
Published: 01 May 2004
...Gunther Peck © 2004 by Gunther Peck 2004 White Slavery and Whiteness: A Transnational View of the Sources of Working-Class Radicalism and Racism Gunther Peck In the minds and eyes of reformers seeking its abolition, “white slavery” changed form dramatically in the half century...
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Labor (1 May 2009) 6 (2): 9–12.
Published: 01 May 2009
...” and constricting access to citizenship for free people of color. Labor and Working-Class History Association 2009 Racism, Society, and Law in Israel on the Appomattox James D. Schmidt Melvin Patrick Ely’s masterful narrative of free black life in antebellum Virginia asks us to...
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Labor (1 March 2010) 7 (1): 23–26.
Published: 01 March 2010
...David L. Chappell Tom Sugrue shifts the diagnosis of racial conflict northward. That's an illuminating move: many of today's most crippling forms of discrimination originated in the North—not, that is to say, in pre-industrial slavery and Jim Crow laws. Most professional critics of racism are...
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Labor (1 May 2015) 12 (1-2): 115–126.
Published: 01 May 2015
... work. Systemic racism confined African American women to poorly paid and often exploitive domestic work, but cooking in private homes was hardly menial labor. Even in domestic work, which placed its workers on the margins of respectable and remunerative labor, food expertise gave workers relative power...
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Labor (1 March 2010) 7 (1): 7–16.
Published: 01 March 2010
... but only if a movement counters diluted proposals for “bipartisan” reform with demands that government implement King's unfinished agenda of ending racism, poverty, and war. Labor and Working-Class History Association 2010 rs...
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Labor (1 December 2018) 15 (4): 37–58.
Published: 01 December 2018
... increasing prevalence of the term in the 1970s and 1980s explain its ubiquity in the 2016 presidential election season. Copyright © 2018 Labor and Working-Class History Association 2018 working class US political culture racism 2016 presidential election mass media history of the Left middle...
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Labor (1 September 2017) 14 (3): 100–101.
Published: 01 September 2017
... captivating study of interwar Detroit, Karen Miller sets out to uncover the origins of color-blind racism. Color-blind racism, she argues, is key to understanding modern American politics but is itself not properly understood. In particular, its historical origins have often been misconstrued by historians of...
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Labor (1 December 2008) 5 (4): 57–64.
Published: 01 December 2008
... issue is informative, in some cases surprising, and in its conclusion startling. Any number of topics he presents are worthy of extended commentary, but the heart of the essay is how historians have explained the existence and depth of working-class racism. Central to Laurie’s narrative is the...
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Labor (1 May 2019) 16 (2): 146–147.
Published: 01 May 2019
..., Goldberg entwines the history of black struggle with the history of white resistance, entitlement, and racism—a racism so deep and so virulent that the practices that sustained it continued decade after decade, regardless of who was running city hall. The Vulcan Society, founded in 1940, is a...
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Labor (1 December 2008) 5 (4): 75–82.
Published: 01 December 2008
... and race relations wanting because it mistakenly identi- fies immiseration as the source of working-class racism, chiding historians and labor historians especially for falling for this myth. There are two problems with this point of view. First, he never cites a single historian in the text or...
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Labor (1 September 2015) 12 (3): 107–109.
Published: 01 September 2015
... themselves and their fami- lies. Based on these biographical monographs, each one a deep dive into different worlds of scholarship, Jones approaches the problem of racism not by reconsidering the views of other historians but by showing us how race was lived. In her view, “the myth of race can best be...
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Labor (1 December 2017) 14 (4): 65–68.
Published: 01 December 2017
... racism within unions in auto and steel plants as well as railroads; on the myriad campaigns against affirmative action. Think of the many studies of housing riots, whites-only suburbanization, and predatory lending. For sure, many scholars have written about the criminal (in)justice system and police...
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Labor (1 May 2016) 13 (2): 108–110.
Published: 01 May 2016
... racial democracy and mestizaje privileged whiteness, she also insists that many Dominican intellectuals sincerely promoted ideologies that combated racism and pro- moted a more inclusive vision of the nation. Although imperfect and incomplete, these antiracist writers were...
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Labor (1 December 2008) 5 (4): 1–4.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Leon Fink Editor’s Introduction Leon Fink Bruce Laurie opens a spirited discussion on abolitionism, racism, class, and politi- cal antislavery with a magisterial review of a century of historical scholarship. In the process we are re-introduced to many of the discipline’s major...
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Labor (1 December 2008) 5 (4): 69–73.
Published: 01 December 2008
... doubts about this), commiserations are in order. By the early decades of the nineteenth century — the formative period in the development of organized abolition — racism against African Americans was deeply entrenched throughout the United States. Those northerners lamenting the decline of their...
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Labor (1 December 2017) 14 (4): 75–79.
Published: 01 December 2017
... thread that bound the War on Poverty, the War on Crime, and ultimately the War on Drugs was bipartisan acceptance of the notion that poor blacks were hobbled by cultural pathologies. While scientific racism had fallen out of favor after World War II, social scientists and policymakers frequently traced...
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Labor (1 December 2017) 14 (4): 31–38.
Published: 01 December 2017
... of: 1) an expressive militancy as more revolutionary and racially authentic than demands for social-democratic redistribution; 2) the contention that racism is the irreducible source of unfavorable social and economic conditions affecting black Americans; 3) a de facto claim that descriptive...
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Labor (1 May 2006) 3 (2): 33–39.
Published: 01 May 2006
... voluminous record of antidis- crimination litigation he helped initiate, Hill “took the new labor historians to task for glossing over the dismal record of union racism because it got in the way of their larger political project.” 4 But what was this “larger political...
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Labor (1 December 2017) 14 (4): 106–107.
Published: 01 December 2017
... to themselves and as capable of providing leadership for the progressive movement was a frequent source of tension. It was only after the civil rights movement forced white activists to acknowledge their own racism and agree to a more equitable power-sharing arrangement that the Democratic Coalition...