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Divided we stand : American workers and the struggle for black equality

Author: Bruce Nelson
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. ; Chichester : Princeton University Press, 2002.
Series: Politics and society in twentieth-century America.
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A study of how class and race have intersected in American society - above all, in the 'making' and remaking of the American working class in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This book  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Nelson
ISBN: 0691095345 9780691095349
OCLC Number: 48416029
Notes: Originally published: 2001.
Description: xliv, 388 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: "Something in the 'Atmosphere' of America" --
Part 1. Longshoremen. The logic and limits of solidarity, 1850s-1920s --
New York: "They...helped to create themselves out of what they found around them" --
Waterfront unionism and "Race solidarity": from the Crescent City to the City of Angels Part 2. Steelworkers. Ethnicity and race in steel's nonunion era --
"Regardless of creed, color or nationality": steelworkers and civil rights(I) --
"We are determined to secure justice now": steelworkers and civil rights (II) --
"The steel was hot, the jobs were dirty, and it was war": class, race, and working-class agency in Youngstown --
Epilogue: "Other energies, other dreams": toward a new labor movement.
Series Title: Politics and society in twentieth-century America.
Responsibility: Bruce Nelson.

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