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All Together Different

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In the early 1930's, the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU) organized large numbers of Black and Hispanic worke... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

In the early 1930's, the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU) organized large numbers of Black and Hispanic workers through a broadly conceived program of education, culture, and community involvement. The ILGWU admitted these new members, the overwhelming majority of whom were women, into racially integrated local unions and created structures to celebrate ethnic differences. All Together Different revolves around this phenomenon of interracial union building and worker education during the Great Depression. Investigating why immigrant Jewish unionists in the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU) appealed to an international force of coworkers, Katz traces their ideology of a working-class based cultural pluralism, which Daniel Katz newly terms "mutual culturalism,” back to the revolutionary experiences of Russian Jewish women. These militant women and their male allies constructed an ethnic identity derived from Yiddish socialist tenets based on the principle of autonomous national cultures in the late nineteenth century Russian Empire. Built on original scholarship and bolstered by exhaustive research, offers a fresh perspective on the nature of ethnic identity and working-class consciousness and contributes to current debates about the origins of multiculturalism.



Autorentext

Daniel Katz



Inhalt

Preface
Abbreviations
Introduction
Part I
1 "Harmoniously Functioning Nationalities”: Yiddish Socialism in Russia and the United States, 1892-1918
2 The Revolutionary and Gendered Origins of Garment Workers' Education, 1909-1918
3 Political Factionalism and Multicultural Education, 1917-1927
4 Reconstructing a Multicultural Union, 1927-1933
Part II
5 All Together Different: Social Unionism and the Multicultural Front, 1933-1937
6 Politics and the Precarious Place of Multiculturalism, 1933-1937
Part III
7 From Yiddish Socialism to Jewish Liberalism: The Politics and Social Vision of Pins and Needles, 1937-1941
Epilogue: Cosmopolitan Unionism and Mutual Culturalism in the World War II Era
Notes
Bibliography
Index
About the Author

Produktinformationen

Titel: All Together Different
Untertitel: Yiddish Socialists, Garment Workers, and the Labor Roots of Multiculturalism
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EAN: 9780814763667
ISBN: 978-0-8147-6366-7
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: NYU Press
Genre: Geschichte
Anzahl Seiten: 312
Veröffentlichung: 01.11.2011
Jahr: 2011
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 7.5 MB
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