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BracerosMigrant Citizens and Transnational Subjects in the Postwar United States and Mexico

Braceros: Migrant Citizens and Transnational Subjects in the Postwar United States and Mexico

Deborah Cohen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833599
eISBN:
9781469603391
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899670_cohen
Subject:
History, Economic History

At the beginning of World War II, the United States and Mexico launched the bracero program, a series of labor agreements that brought Mexican men to work temporarily in U.S. agricultural fields. ... More

Commonsense AnticommunismLabor and Civil Liberties between the World Wars

Commonsense Anticommunism: Labor and Civil Liberties between the World Wars

Jennifer Luff

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835418
eISBN:
9781469601717
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869895_luff
Subject:
History, Economic History

Between the Great War and Pearl Harbor, conservative labor leaders declared themselves America's “first line of defense” against Communism. This account shows how the American Federation of Labor ... More

Creating ConsumersHome Economists in Twentieth-Century America

Creating Consumers: Home Economists in Twentieth-Century America

Carolyn M. Goldstein

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835531
eISBN:
9781469601700
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807872383_goldstein
Subject:
History, Economic History

Home economics emerged at the turn of the twentieth century as a movement to train women to be more efficient household managers. At the same moment, American families began to consume many more ... More

The Fruits of Their LaborAtlantic Coast Farmworkers and the Making of Migrant Poverty, 1870-1945

The Fruits of Their Labor: Atlantic Coast Farmworkers and the Making of Migrant Poverty, 1870-1945

Cindy Hahamovitch

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807846391
eISBN:
9781469603964
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899922_hahamovitch
Subject:
History, Economic History

This book consolidates, refines, advances and grounds recent scholarship that challenges familiar platitudes about family farming and rural life in the United States. Its approach yields a depth of ... More

Sweatshops at SeaMerchant Seamen in the World's First Globalized Industry, from 1812 to the Present

Sweatshops at Sea: Merchant Seamen in the World's First Globalized Industry, from 1812 to the Present

Leon Fink

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807834503
eISBN:
9781469603322
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877807_fink
Subject:
History, Economic History

As the main artery of international commerce, merchant shipping was the world's first globalized industry, often serving as a vanguard for issues touching on labor recruiting, the employment ... More

A Way ForwardBuilding a Globally Competitive South

A Way Forward: Building a Globally Competitive South

Daniel P. Gitterman and Peter A. Coclanis (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807873359
eISBN:
9781469602424
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807872895_gitterman
Subject:
History, Economic History

In the last half-century, North Carolina and the South have experienced rapid economic growth. Much of the best analysis of this progress came from two North Carolina-based research organizations: ... More

Welsh AmericansA History of Assimilation in the Coalfields

Welsh Americans: A History of Assimilation in the Coalfields

Ronald L. Lewis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832202
eISBN:
9781469605814
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887905_lewis
Subject:
History, Economic History

In 1890, more than 100,000 Welsh-born immigrants resided in the United States. A majority of them were skilled laborers from the coal mines of Wales who had been recruited by American mining ... More

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