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Boyle, Kevin 1960-

Works: 11 works in 67 publications in 1 language and 5,580 library holdings
Genres: History  Trials, litigation, etc  Biographical films  Biography  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor
Classifications: KF224.S8, 345.73025230977434
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Kevin Boyle
Arc of justice : a saga of race, civil rights, and murder in the Jazz Age by Kevin Boyle( Book )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 2,229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the 1925 murder trial of African-American doctor Ossian Sweet, who was accused of murdering a white person during a mob attack on his home, and includes a history of the Sweet family and a portrait of his attorney, Clarence Darrow
The UAW and the heyday of American liberalism, 1945-1968 by Kevin Boyle( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The UAW engaged in these struggles in an attempt to build a cross-class, multiracial reform coalition that would push American politics beyond liberalism and toward social democracy. The effort was in vain; forced to work within political structures - particularly the postwar Democratic party - that militated against change, the union was unable to fashion the alliance it sought. The UAW's political activism nevertheless suggests a new understanding of labor's place in postwar American politics and of the complex forces that defined liberalism in that period. The book also supplies the first detailed discussion of the impact of the Vietnam War on a major American union and shatters the popular image of organized labor as being hawkish on the war
Organized labor and American politics, 1894-1994 : the labor-liberal alliance by Kevin Boyle( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organized Labor and American Politics, 1894-1994 traces the rise and fall of labor's power over the course of the twentieth century. It does so through provocative and engaging essays written by distinguished scholars of the modern labor movement. The essays focus on different times and places, from turn-of-the-century steel mills to the streets of 1930s Detroit to the halls of Congress in the 1990s. Drawing on a broad range of primary sources, the authors adopt a variety of approaches, from broad syntheses to careful case studies. Altogether, the essays tell a single story of workers struggling to find a voice for themselves and their unions within the nation they helped to build. It is a story of victories won and of defeats endured
Muddy boots and ragged aprons : images of working-class Detroit, 1900-1930 by Kevin Boyle( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arc of justice : [a saga of race, civil rights, and murder in the Jazz Age] by Kevin Boyle( Recording )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The grandson of a slave, Dr. Ossian Sweet moved his family to an all-white Detroit neighborhood in 1925. When his neighbors attempted to drive him out, Sweet defended himself--resulting in the death of a white man and a murder trial for Sweet. There followed one of the most important (and shockingly unknown) cases in Civil Rights history. Also caught up in the intense courtroom drama were legal giant Clarence Darrow and the newly formed National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Brothers on the line( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the extraordinary journey and legacy of the Reuther brothers -- prolilfic labor leaders and organizers whose crusade for social justice, at the helm of the United Auto Workers union, forever transformed the auto industry and labor in this country. The film follows the brothers as they rise from shop-floor organizers in 1930s Detroit to leaders in collective bargaining, civil rights activism, and international labor solidarity. Spanning over forty years, and featuring an impressive roster of interviewees including autoworkers and executives, historians, activists, professors and civil rights leaders, 'Brothers on the Line' delivers on in-depth examination of the legacy of the visionary labor organizers. A timely tale of one family's quest to compel industrial America to live up to its promise of a fair day's wages for a fair day of work, this is a dramatic document of successful social action"--Container
New institutions for human rights protection( Book )

15 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United Nations Human Rights Council: origins, antecedents, and prospects -- Kevin Boyle -- The United Nations Human Rights Council, its special procedures and its relationship with the treaty bodies: complementarity or competition? / Sir Nigel Rodley -- Reforming the UN human rights protection procedures: a legal perspective on the establishment of the universal periodic review mechanism / Nadia Bernaz -- The EU Fundamental Rights Agency: genesis and potential / Olivier De Schutter -- A comparative and European examination of national institutions -- In the field of racism and discrimination / Isabelle Rorive -- Minority rights: norms and institutions / Gudmundur Alfredsson
Liberty vs. security : terrorism & civil rights : a panel discussion sponsored by University of Massachusetts Academic Affairs and the Faculty Senate : November 8, 2001 : Herter 227, University of Massachusetts Amherst( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Panel discussion of scholars reactions to various aspects of the September 11 tragedy
Politics and principle: the united automobile workers and american labor-liberalism, 1948-1968. (volumes i and ii) by Kevin Boyle( )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

United States's relationship with Third World nations in Asia, the war on poverty, the Vietnam war, and electoral politics
Human rights and democracy : the role of the Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Closer to the edge : New York City and the triumph of risk by Joseph Andrew Arena( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Closer to the Edge: New York City and the Triumph of Risk" explores the historical construction of "the culture of risk." The dissertation posits the culture of risk as an alternative to neoliberal frameworks of American society in the contemporary period. The work begins in 1973, with the city already unraveling from structural economic decline alongside racial and class polarization, a graphic example of the failures of mid-century "high-modernist" planning. It then moves to the city's 1975 brush with bankruptcy, which became a starting point for New York's elite to reimagine the city's economic future. Financiers, with the cooperation of political leaders and the city's labor movement, created an urban economy based on the most speculative kinds of deregulated financial capitalism. The city's leadership deliberately risked social disintegration by using funds from public health, safety, and welfare to attract and retain global capital. The dissertation examines the historical impact of these policies on the city's role as a financial center, its real estate market, and on the lives of the very poor. The city that was created by taking these risks radiated its influence outward to the nation as a whole through capital markets, intellectual discourse, cultural production, and new activist movements that arose in the midst of the AIDS epidemic. By 1992, the resulting belief in business/government risk-taking as a social good or as a necessity had become the dominant ethos of both New York City's politics and of the United States as a whole. As recent events such as the 2008 financial crisis have demonstrated, the influence of the culture of risk endures to the present day
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Arc of justice : a saga of race, civil rights, and murder in the Jazz Age
Alternative Names
Coemgenus Boyle

Kevin Boyle Amerikaans schrijver

Kevin Boyle (Professor of History)

Кевин Бойл

کوین بویل نویسنده و تاریخ‌نگار آمریکایی

English (66)

The UAW and the heyday of American liberalism, 1945-1968Organized labor and American politics, 1894-1994 : the labor-liberal allianceMuddy boots and ragged aprons : images of working-class Detroit, 1900-1930New institutions for human rights protectionHuman rights and democracy : the role of the Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt