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The Resource Making a new deal : industrial workers in Chicago, 1919-1939, Lizabeth Cohen

Making a new deal : industrial workers in Chicago, 1919-1939, Lizabeth Cohen

Label
Making a new deal : industrial workers in Chicago, 1919-1939
Title
Making a new deal
Title remainder
industrial workers in Chicago, 1919-1939
Statement of responsibility
Lizabeth Cohen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book examines how it was possible and what it meant for ordinary factory workers to become effective unionists and national political participants by the mid-1930s. We follow Chicago workers as they make choices about whether to attend ethnic benefit society meetings or to go to the movies, whether to shop in local neighborhood stores or patronize the new A & P. Although workers may not have been political in traditional terms during the '20s, as they made daily decisions like these, they declared their loyalty in ways that would ultimately have political significance. As the depression worsened in the 1930s, not only did workers find their pay and working hours cut or eliminated, but the survival strategies they had developed during the 1920s were undermined. Looking elsewhere for help, workers adopted new ideological perspectives and overcame longstanding divisions among themselves to mount new kinds of collective action. Chicago workers' experiences as citizens, ethnics and blacks, wage earners and consumers all converged to make them into New Deal Democrats and CIO unionists
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cohen, Lizabeth
Dewey number
305.5/62/0977311
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD8085.C53
LC item number
C64 1990
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Working class
  • Arbeiders
  • Travailleurs
  • Classe ouvrière
  • Classe ouvrière
  • Travailleurs
Label
Making a new deal : industrial workers in Chicago, 1919-1939, Lizabeth Cohen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-509) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Living and working in Chicago in 1919 -- Ethnicity in the new Era -- Encountering mass culture -- Contested loyalty at the workplace -- Adrift in the Great Depression -- Workers make a new deal -- Becoming a union rank and file -- Workers' common ground
Control code
20723094
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 526 pages
Isbn
9780521381345
Lccn
89070810
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1345535
Label
Making a new deal : industrial workers in Chicago, 1919-1939, Lizabeth Cohen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-509) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Living and working in Chicago in 1919 -- Ethnicity in the new Era -- Encountering mass culture -- Contested loyalty at the workplace -- Adrift in the Great Depression -- Workers make a new deal -- Becoming a union rank and file -- Workers' common ground
Control code
20723094
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 526 pages
Isbn
9780521381345
Lccn
89070810
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1345535

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