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Making a New Deal By Lizabeth Cohen (Harvard University, Massachusetts)

Making a New Deal by Lizabeth Cohen (Harvard University, Massachusetts)

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This book examines what it meant for ordinary factory workers to become effective unionists and national political participants by the mid-1930s. Through decisions such as whether to attend ethnic benefit society meetings or go to the movies, they declared their loyalty in ways that would ultimately have political significance.

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Making a New Deal: Industrial Workers in Chicago, 1919-1939 by Lizabeth Cohen (Harvard University, Massachusetts)

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. As they made daily decisions like these, they declared their loyalty in ways that would ultimately have political significance. When the depression worsened in the 1930s, workers adopted new ideological perspectives and overcame longstanding divisions among themselves to mount new kinds of collective action. Chicago workers' experiences all converged to make them into New Deal Democrats and CIO unionists. First printed in 1990, Making a New Deal has become an established classic in American history. The second edition includes a new preface by Lizabeth Cohen.

About Lizabeth Cohen (Harvard University, Massachusetts)

Lizabeth Cohen is the Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies in the History Department of Harvard University. She is also the author of A Consumers' Republic: The Politics of Mass Consumption in Postwar America (2003) and co-author with David M. Kennedy of The American Pageant, a college-level US history textbook.

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; 1. Living and working in Chicago in 1919; 2. Ethnicity in the 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.

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CIN000237724
9780521715355
0521715350
Making a New Deal: Industrial Workers in Chicago, 1919-1939 by Lizabeth Cohen (Harvard University, Massachusetts)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
2008-01-07
570
N/A
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