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The Resource Race, jobs, and the war : the FEPC in the Midwest, 1941-46, Andrew Edmund Kersten

Race, jobs, and the war : the FEPC in the Midwest, 1941-46, Andrew Edmund Kersten

Label
Race, jobs, and the war : the FEPC in the Midwest, 1941-46
Title
Race, jobs, and the war
Title remainder
the FEPC in the Midwest, 1941-46
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Edmund Kersten
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The President's Committee on Fair Employment Practice (FEPC) was established by Franklin Roosevelt in response to an intense lobbying campaign led by black leaders who challenged his administration to eliminate racial discrimination in U.S. defense plants. In this examination of the FEPC's work, focusing on the pivotal Midwest, Andrew Edmund Kersten shows how this tiny government agency influenced the course of civil rights reform and moved the United States closer to a national fair employment policy."
  • "Race, Jobs and the War looks across the Midwest at the accomplishments and failures of a New Deal organization that laid the foundation for today's contested affirmative action practices. Rejecting claims that black advancement during the war was due primarily to shortages of labor, Kersten contends that the FEPC made significant strides in allaying discrimination, especially when local authorities cooperated. Efforts to foster racial equality in the southern region of the Midwest suffered from managerial stonewalling and white hostility, Kersten finds, while areas farther north saw more support from government officials and community and union activists and correspondingly greater success in reversing discriminatory patterns."--Jacket
  • "The President's Committee on Fair Employment Practice (FEPC) was established by Franklin Roosevelt in response to an intense lobbying campaign led by black leaders who challenged his administration to eliminate racial discrimination in U.S. defense plants. In this examination of the FEPC's work, focusing on the pivotal Midwest, Andrew Edmund Kersten shows how this tiny government agency influenced the course of civil rights reform and moved the United States closer to a national fair employment policy." "Race, Jobs and the War looks across the Midwest at the accomplishments and failures of a New Deal organization that laid the foundation for today's contested affirmative action practices. Rejecting claims that black advancement during the war was due primarily to shortages of labor, Kersten contends that the FEPC made significant strides in allaying discrimination, especially when local authorities cooperated. Efforts to foster racial equality in the southern region of the Midwest suffered from managerial stonewalling and white hostility, Kersten finds, while areas farther north saw more support from government officials and community and union activists and correspondingly greater success in reversing discriminatory patterns."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kersten, Andrew Edmund
Dewey number
331.13/3/097709044
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD4903.5.U58
LC item number
K47 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Discrimination in employment
  • United States
  • Illinois
Label
Race, jobs, and the war : the FEPC in the Midwest, 1941-46, Andrew Edmund Kersten
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [177]-200) 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
  • 5.
  • The Limits of Activism: The FEPC in Indiana, Wisconsin, and Minnesota
  • 6.
  • The FEPC in the Buckeye State
  • 7.
  • The FEPC and the Motor City
  • 8.
  • Stretching the Social Pattern: The FEPC and St. Louis
  • 9.
  • A "Vicious and Destructive Attack": Congress and the End of the FEPC
  • 1.
  • App. A.
  • Compliance Data from Companies Attending the 19-20 January 1942 Chicago Hearings
  • App. B.
  • Wartime Hate Strike Data
  • "A Refreshing Shower in a Thirsty Land": The Creation of the First FEPC
  • 2.
  • The Publicity Campaign and the Chicago Precedents
  • 3.
  • Ruin and Rebirth: The Creation of the Second FEPC
  • 4.
  • The Chicago Office: The FEPC and Illinois, 1943-45
Control code
43114967
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 210 pages
Isbn
9780252025631
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99050488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Race, jobs, and the war : the FEPC in the Midwest, 1941-46, Andrew Edmund Kersten
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [177]-200) 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
  • 5.
  • The Limits of Activism: The FEPC in Indiana, Wisconsin, and Minnesota
  • 6.
  • The FEPC in the Buckeye State
  • 7.
  • The FEPC and the Motor City
  • 8.
  • Stretching the Social Pattern: The FEPC and St. Louis
  • 9.
  • A "Vicious and Destructive Attack": Congress and the End of the FEPC
  • 1.
  • App. A.
  • Compliance Data from Companies Attending the 19-20 January 1942 Chicago Hearings
  • App. B.
  • Wartime Hate Strike Data
  • "A Refreshing Shower in a Thirsty Land": The Creation of the First FEPC
  • 2.
  • The Publicity Campaign and the Chicago Precedents
  • 3.
  • Ruin and Rebirth: The Creation of the Second FEPC
  • 4.
  • The Chicago Office: The FEPC and Illinois, 1943-45
Control code
43114967
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 210 pages
Isbn
9780252025631
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99050488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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