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Race, Jobs, and the War The FEPC in the Midwest, 1941-46

ISBN-10: 0252074173

ISBN-13: 9780252074172

Edition: N/A

Authors: Andrew Edmund Kersten

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A richly detailed look at the crucial role of federally supported civil rights activismIn this rigorous and thoroughly documented study focusing on the pivotal Midwest, Andrew E. Kersten shows how a tiny government agency--the President's Committee on Fair Employment Practice (FEPC)--influenced the course of civil rights reform, moving the United States closer to a national fair employment policy and laying the foundation for today's contested affirmative action practices. Rejecting claims that black advancement during the war was due primarily to shortages of labor,Race, Jobs, and the Warcontends that the FEPC made significant strides in breaking racial barriers, settling complaints, and pursuing a vigorous educational campaign to foster more harmonious industrial relations between white and minority workers.
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Book details

List price: $21.00
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 4/9/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
"A Refreshing Shower in a Thirsty Land": The Creation of the First FEPC
The Publicity Campaign and the Chicago Precedents
Ruin and Rebirth: The Creation of the Second FEPC
The Chicago Office: The FEPC and Illinois, 1943-45
The Limits of Activism: The FEPC in Indiana, Wisconsin, and Minnesota
The FEPC in the Buckeye State
The FEPC and the Motor City
Stretching the Social Pattern: The FEPC and St. Louis
A "Vicious and Destructive Attack": Congress and the End of the FEPC
Appendixes
Compliance Data from Companies Attending the 19-20 January 1942 Chicago Hearings
Wartime Hate Strike Data
Notes
Bibliography
Index