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The Resource Racial competition and class solidarity, Terry Boswell [and others]

Racial competition and class solidarity, Terry Boswell [and others]

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Racial competition and class solidarity
Title
Racial competition and class solidarity
Statement of responsibility
Terry Boswell [and others]
Title variation
Racial competition & class solidarity
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"It sometimes seems that racial conflict is an intractable impediment to class solidarity in the United States. Yet in a time of economic depression and overt racism, the unions of the CIO did, on a number of occasions, forge interracial solidarity among industrial workers of the 1930s and 1940s. This book explores the role of racism and racial solidarity in union organizing efforts or strikes during the period between the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement, covering both those conditions and actions that enabled unions to realize interracial solidarity and those more common circumstances in which union organizing was defeated by racial competition." "The authors combine theories of racial competition, specifically split labor market theory, with game theory models of collective action to compare the patterns of race relations that accompanied nine American labor organizing drives and strikes. They conclude that racial competition thwarted solidarity when minorities were recent immigrants or where employers used racist paternalism. Where conditions were more favorable, unions overcame racial divisions by institutionalizing their rhetoric about racial equality in the form of black organizers and black union officials, in what came to be known as the "miners' formula". This formula worked, and the CIO unions today remain among the country's most integrated institutions and most powerful advocates of working class interests."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
331.13/3/0973
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
R33 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Boswell, Terry
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Discrimination in employment
  • Race discrimination
  • Labor unions
  • Racism
  • Racism
  • Working class
Label
Racial competition and class solidarity, Terry Boswell [and others]
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-252) 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
Theories of racial competition and organizing solidarity -- Migration and markets : the origins of split labor markets -- Sojourner labor : the pattern of discrimination against Chinese immigrants, 1850-1882 -- Racial competition in the great steel strike of 1919 -- The formula : interracial solidarity in the coal, steel, and auto industries, 1927-1941 -- Operation Dixie : paternalism and employer discrimination in southern textiles, 1948-1953
Control code
60348800
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 258 pages
Isbn
9780791466711
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005012508
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780791466711
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Racial competition and class solidarity, Terry Boswell [and others]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-252) 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
Theories of racial competition and organizing solidarity -- Migration and markets : the origins of split labor markets -- Sojourner labor : the pattern of discrimination against Chinese immigrants, 1850-1882 -- Racial competition in the great steel strike of 1919 -- The formula : interracial solidarity in the coal, steel, and auto industries, 1927-1941 -- Operation Dixie : paternalism and employer discrimination in southern textiles, 1948-1953
Control code
60348800
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 258 pages
Isbn
9780791466711
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005012508
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780791466711
Other physical details
illustrations

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