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

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Divided We Stand is 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. Focusing mainly on longshoremen in the ports of New York, New Orleans, and Los Angeles, and on steelworkers in many of the nation's steel towns, it examines how European immigrants became American and "white" in the crucible of the industrial workplace and the ethnic and working-class neighbourhood. As workers organized on the job, especially during the overlapping CIO and civil rights eras in the middle third of the twentieth century, trade unions became a vital arena in which "old" and "new" immigrants and black migrants forged new alliances and identities and tested the limits not only of class solidarity but of American democracy.
Good condition, though some annotations in ink and pencil but text completely readable.

Item details

Author(s):
Bruce Nelson
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
2002
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Princeton University press
Title:
Divided we stand. American workers and the struggle for black equality

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Divided We Stand is 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. Focusing mainly on longshoremen in the ports of New York, New Orleans, and Los Angeles, and on steelworkers in many of the nation's steel towns, it examines how European immigrants became American and "white" in the crucible of the industrial workplace and the ethnic and working-class neighbourhood. As workers organized on the job, especially during the overlapping CIO and civil rights eras in the middle third of the twentieth century, trade unions became a vital arena in which "old" and "new" immigrants and black migrants forged new alliances and identities and tested the limits not only of class solidarity but of American democracy.
Good condition, though some annotations in ink and pencil but text completely readable.

Author(s):
Bruce Nelson
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
2002
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Princeton University press
Title:
Divided we stand. American workers and the struggle for black equality

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