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Making a New Deal: Industrial Workers in Chicago, 1919-1939

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Publisher Comments:

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. \[P\] 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.

Synopsis:

In the midst of the Great Depression, workers in Chicago's packinghouses, steel mills, and other mass production factories, many of whom were unemployed, demanded that the federal government come to their rescue. These stockyard workers paraded down the streets of the Back of the Yards neighborhood in late 1932 agitating for more government relief. A few years later, industrial demands of their employers as well.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; List of tables; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Living and working in Chicago in 1919; 2. Ethnicity in teh new Era; 3. Encountering mass culture; 4. Contested loyalty at the workplace; 5. Adrift in the Great Depression; 6. Workers make a new deal; 7. Becoming a union rank and file; 8. Workers' common ground; Conclusion; Notes; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521381345
Subtitle:
Industrial Workers in Chicago, 1919-1939
Author:
Cohen, Lizabeth
Publisher:
Libri
Location:
Cambridge England ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Minority Studies
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Labor
Subject:
Labor and laboring classes
Subject:
Working class
Subject:
Working class -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 20th century.
Subject:
Minority Studies - General
Edition Number:
1st paperback ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Abridged:
Abridged Edition
Series Volume:
no. 82-4
Publication Date:
October 1990
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
526
Dimensions:
9.27x6.25x1.27 in. 1.98 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In the midst of the Great Depression, workers in Chicago's packinghouses, steel mills, and other mass production factories, many of whom were unemployed, demanded that the federal government come to their rescue. These stockyard workers paraded down the streets of the Back of the Yards neighborhood in late 1932 agitating for more government relief. A few years later, industrial demands of their employers as well.
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