Rainbow at Midnight Labor and Culture in the 1940s

ISBN-10: 0252063945

ISBN-13: 9780252063947

Edition: 1994

Authors: George Lipsitz
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 7/1/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Why Write about Workers?
Class, Gender, and Race in Wartime, 1943-45
Tradition, Turmoil, and Transformation: Three Wartime Workers
"A Rainbow at Midnight": Women, Work, and Corporate Liberalism
"Till Then": Hate Strikes, Black Self-activity, and Wartime Wildcats
Reconversion and General Strikes, 1945-46
"A Few Selfish Men": The 1945 Strike Wave
"We Will Not Go Back to the Old Days": The General Strikes Begin
"Everything Stops Today": The General Strikes Spread
Politics and Power, 1947-50
"More Radical Than Their Leaders": The Taft-Hartley Act
"No Classes in This Country": Labor and the Cold War
"Red Baiting at the Grass Roots": Evansville and Fairmont City
Class and Culture, 1945-53
"Damn Foolishness": The Fight for Control at the Point of Production
Corporate Culture, Conformity, and Commodities: The Fight for Moral Authority
Reel America: The Working Class and Hollywood
"Ain't Nobody Here but Us Chickens": The Class Origins of Rock and Roll
Conclusion: What Labor Lost, and Why
Index
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