Borderline Americans – Racial Division and Labor War in the Arizona Borderlands
Prior research shows that race remains a significant factor of inequality in the U.S. The extent to which Asian Americans face discrimination in the labor market is also a subject of considerable debate. This research investigates migration and regional aspects affecting the wages of Asian American men, which have not been much taken into account in the prior research. Using the 5-Percent Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) from the 2000 U.S. Census and the 2003 National Survey of College Graduates (NSCG), this research finds that region and regional distribution matter in the wages of Asian Americans, because cost of living expense is significantly higher for Asian Americans than for non-Hispanic whites. Indeed, this study finds that Asian American men do not face a substantial disadvantage in the U.S. labor market, net of cost of living, demographic, and class factors. Prior research shows that Asian Americans had faced significant direct and overt racial discrimination in the labor market before World War II. Then this achievement of parity represents a historic change for Asian Americas.
Working Hard for the American Dream examines the various economic, social, and political developments that shaped labor history in the United States from World War I until the present day. Presents an overview of labor history that also considers women workers, ethnic America, and post-World War II workers Incorporates the most recent scholarship in labor history Takes the story of labor up to the present day in a readable and accessible manner
Americans First – Chinese Americans and the Second World War
The Death of Reconstruction – Race, Labor, and Politics in the Post–Civil War North, 1865–1901
This book aspires to fill the gap in scholarly studies about Vietnam War Theater through examining nine war plays. Within the corpus of Vietnam War plays, three distinctive constellations have been marked: the political impact, the racial impact, and the psychological impact. These constellations form the bulk of the proceeding three chapters. The political constellation includes Megan Terry’s Viet Rock (1967), Arthur Kopit’s Indians (1969), and Danniel Berrigan’s Trial of the Catonsville Nine (1970). This constellation tackles the early works that are written in direct and in an aggressive protest against the war. The racial constellation includes David Rabe’s Streamers (1976), Terrence McNally’s Botticelli (1968), and John Difusco’s Tracers (1980). These plays depict how the Americans regarded the “other” in the Vietnam War. The third constellation probes into the American psyche, which starts to suffer from bitter flashback of memories in the aftermath of the war. Tom Cole’s Medal of Honor Rag (1975), Emily Mann’s Still Life (1980), and Stephen Metcalfe’s Strange Snow (1982) tell the horrific experience of those veterans.
From August 1914 through March 1917, Americans were increasingly horrified at theunprecedented destruction of the First World War. While sending massive assistance tothe conflict’s victims, most Americans opposed direct involvement. Their country wasimmersed in its own internal struggles, including attempts to curb the power ofbusiness monopolies, reform labor practices, secure proper treatment for millions ofrecent immigrants, and expand American democracy.Yet from the first, the war deeply affected American emotions and the nation’scommercial, financial, and political interests. The menace from German U-boats andfailure of U.S. attempts at mediation finally led to a declaration of war, signed byPresident Wilson on April 6, 1917.America and the Great War commemorates the centennial of that turning point inAmerican history. Chronicling the United States in neutrality and in conflict, it presentsevents and arguments, political and military battles, bitter tragedies and epicachievements that marked U.S. involvement in the first modern war. Drawing on thematchless resources of the Library of Congress, the book includes many eyewitnessaccounts and more than 250 color and black-and-white images, many never beforepublished.With an introduction by Pulitzer Prize–winning historian David M. Kennedy, America andthe Great War brings to life the tempestuous era from which the United States emergedas a major world power.
Distinguish between private public spheres, women in Bangladesh find themselves in a biased world devised patriarchal system in general and gender stereotype in particular to obstruct, if not ruin, their career. The gender division of household labor allied with economic and socio-cultural factors. Thus resulted most of the middle class woman have to face indescribable constrains to uphold their both house and market work. Augment in female labor supply accompanied by generation of demand for female labor in new forms of production has also affected women’s career in working sector in Bangladesh. Moreover, unchanging pattern of gender division of household carries negative implications for women’s career. Gender division of household labor makes unthinkable problem to establish their career by various ways. Nowadays it expands as an extreme social ill, because social and cultural practices enhance capitalist attitude of power. So, we need to weed out so called gender role based practices to lessen gender division of household labor. The main purpose of this paper is to explain impact of gender division of household labor on middle class employed women’s career development.
This monumental history asks the simple question: How did we end up in a war in Vietnam? To answer that question Fredrik Logevall traces the forty-year path that led us from World War I to the first American casualties in 1959. Using fresh archives in Washington, Hanoi, and Paris, Cornell University Professor of History Fredrik Logevall shows how senior French and United States officials proved unwilling to confront reality in Vietnam, despite having excellent intelligence information at their disposal, and despite possessing their own private doubts about the prospects. And, to an astonishing degree, Embers of War shows how the problems Americans faced in Vietnam had been faced before them by the French. In Bernard Fall's words, Americans were "dreaming different dreams than the French but walking in the same footsteps."
Racial oppression, the quest for freedom and the struggle for survival are the major aspects of African-American history. From the advent of the seventeenth century up to the twentieth century, African-Americans were exposed to various forms of oppression and discrimination that devastated their psyches and forced them to resort to escape mechanisms necessary for survival. Therefore, African-American writers, among whom Richard Wright (1908 – 1960) is a leading figure, have always been concerned with pinpointing the African-American predicament within the socio-political context of that history. The main objective of this book is to explore Wright’s portrayal of the African-American predicament in the first half of the twentieth century and to psychoanalytically examine the impact of racial oppression on African-Americans, especially in Native Son (1940) and The Long Dream (1958).
Hoffman and Averett introduce a broad range of topics in an accessible manner, applying basic economic analysis. Contemporary social, racial and economic issues are examined, using a unique mix of storytelling, empirical evidence and theory. Topics such as the labor market, the gender gap and fertility are discussed bringing in the history behind the issues as well as economic research, applications and policy.
As a transitioning society in the developing world, Morocco has made significant changes to achieve equality between sexes in labor market. This book, therefore, discusses women's work and documents their efforts to trespass the private sphere to the public one. However, they are faced with gender based discrimination and stark inequalities impeding their true socio-economic development. Based on a field work, this book suggests that there are four generalizations which can be made about women's participation in labor force, especially among women in primary schools in Fez. First, there are various reasons behind their engagement in labor market as a traditionally male dominated sphere. Second, many women suffer from unequal gender division of labor. Third, women's participation in labor market has not changed their traditional gender roles. Fourth, women face different gender based disparities: occupational segregation, unequal pay, gender division of labor, to name but a few. The analysis should be useful to researchers,professionals, policymakers and anyone else who may be considering dealing with gender issues in relation to labor force.
Not only soldiers fight against enemy in a war. Actors and singers do it, too. Many books were written about the World War II. Those books are devoted to the exploits of the soldiers on the battlefield and in partisan detachments, to the selfless labor of workers of the home front in the fields and factories… But there are not so many books that tell us about theatres in the war. And the enemy had been crushed not only by the soldiers but also by the artists. Here, in this book you will see how operetta fought in World War II. And even in ghettos, in hell, music helped people to survive and to stay People.
On September 15, 1924, Martha Lum and her older sister Berda were barred from attending middle school in Rosedale, Mississippi. The girls were Chinese and therefore colored; the school was for whites. This event would lead to the first US Supreme Court case to challenge racial division within Southern public schools, thirty years before the landmark Brown v. Board of Education brought down walls of segregation in the South. In the first case to confront the "separate but equal" doctrine, the Lum family along with an eccentric Mississippi lawyer fought for the right to educate Chinese Americans in the white schools of the Jim Crow South. Through extensive research in historical documents and family correspondence, Berard illuminates a vital, hidden chapter of America's past.