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Against LaborHow U.S. Employers Organized to Defeat Union Activism

Against Labor: How U.S. Employers Organized to Defeat Union Activism

Rosemary Feurer and Chad Pearson (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040818
eISBN:
9780252099311
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040818.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Employers have enjoyed a tremendous amount of power throughout American history. This nine-chapter collection examines that power as it relates to the so-called “labor question” or “labor problem,” ... More

American OligarchyThe Permanent Political Class

American Oligarchy: The Permanent Political Class

Ron Formisano

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041273
eISBN:
9780252099878
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041273.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Almost all studies of the nation’s extreme inequality of income and wealth have overlooked a critical, overarching cause of the creation of The New Gilded Age. The permanent political class has ... More

Anarchist Immigrants in Spain and Argentina

Anarchist Immigrants in Spain and Argentina

James A. Baer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038990
eISBN:
9780252096976
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038990.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

From 1868 through 1939, anarchists' migrations from Spain to Argentina and back again created a transnational ideology and influenced the movement's growth in each country. This book follows the ... More

Archibald Motley Jr. and Racial ReinventionThe Old Negro in New Negro Art

Archibald Motley Jr. and Racial Reinvention: The Old Negro in New Negro Art

Phoebe Wolfskill

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041143
eISBN:
9780252099700
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041143.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

An essential African American artist of his era, Archibald Motley Jr. created paintings of black Chicago that aligned him with the revisionist aims of the New Negro Renaissance. Yet Motley’s approach ... More

AsianfailNarratives of Disenchantment and the Model Minority

Asianfail: Narratives of Disenchantment and the Model Minority

Eleanor Ty

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040887
eISBN:
9780252099380
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040887.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Asianfail examines literary and filmic works by contemporary Asian Americans and Asian Canadians that deal with failure and unhappiness. While the hashtag #Asianfail pokes fun at cultural ... More

Baking Powder WarsThe Cutthroat Food Fight that Revolutionized Cooking

Baking Powder Wars: The Cutthroat Food Fight that Revolutionized Cooking

Linda Civitello

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252041082
eISBN:
9780252099632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252041082.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This book is about the Hundred Years War of food business, how a mid-nineteenth century American invention, baking powder, replaced yeast as a leavening agent and created a culinary revolution as ... More

Baseball on TrialThe Origin of Baseball's Antitrust Exemption

Baseball on Trial: The Origin of Baseball's Antitrust Exemption

Nathaniel Grow

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038198
eISBN:
9780252095993
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038198.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

The 1922 Federal Baseball Supreme Court ruling held that the “business of base ball” was not subject to the Sherman Antitrust Act because it did not constitute interstate commerce. This book explains ... More

The Big Leagues Go to WashingtonCongress and Sports Antitrust, 1951-1989

The Big Leagues Go to Washington: Congress and Sports Antitrust, 1951-1989

David George Surdam

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039140
eISBN:
9780252097126
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039140.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Between 1951 and 1989, Congress held a series of hearings to investigate the antitrust aspects of professional sports leagues. Among the concerns: ownership control of players, restrictions on new ... More

Black Flag BoricuasAnarchism, Antiauthoritarianism, and the Left in Puerto Rico, 1897-1921

Black Flag Boricuas: Anarchism, Antiauthoritarianism, and the Left in Puerto Rico, 1897-1921

Kirwin R. Shaffer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037641
eISBN:
9780252094903
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037641.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This book examines the radical Left in Puerto Rico from the final years of Spanish colonial rule into the 1920s. Positioning Puerto Rico within the context of a regional anarchist network that ... More

Black Post-BlacknessThe Black Arts Movement and Twenty-First-Century Aesthetics

Black Post-Blackness: The Black Arts Movement and Twenty-First-Century Aesthetics

Margo Natalie Crawford

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252041006
eISBN:
9780252099557
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252041006.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Black Post-Blackness compares the black avant-garde of the 1960s and 1970s Black Arts Movement with the most innovative spins of twenty-first century black aesthetics. Crawford zooms in on the 1970s ... More

Bloomer GirlsWomen Baseball Pioneers

Bloomer Girls: Women Baseball Pioneers

Debra A. Shattuck

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040375
eISBN:
9780252098796
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040375.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This book is the first to document the transformation of America’s national pastime from a gender-neutral sport into a highly-gendered “man’s game.” For decades, most modern scholars of sport have ... More

A Century of TransnationalismImmigrants and Their Homeland Connections

A Century of Transnationalism: Immigrants and Their Homeland Connections

Nancy L Green and Roger Waldinger (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040443
eISBN:
9780252098864
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040443.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

The burgeoning literature on immigrant transnationalism is one of the academic success stories of our times. Yet having reminded scholars that migrants, in leaving home for a new life abroad, ... More

Changing the PlaybookHow Power, Profit, and Politics Transformed College Sports

Changing the Playbook: How Power, Profit, and Politics Transformed College Sports

Howard P. Chudacoff

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039782
eISBN:
9780252097881
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039782.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This book delves into the background and what-ifs surrounding seven defining moments that redefined college sports. These changes involved fundamental issues—race and gender, profit and power—that ... More

Cheating the SpreadGamblers, Point Shavers, and Game Fixers in College Football and Basketball

Cheating the Spread: Gamblers, Point Shavers, and Game Fixers in College Football and Basketball

Albert J. Figone

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037283
eISBN:
9780252094453
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037283.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Delving into the history of gambling and corruption in intercollegiate sports, this book recounts all of the major gambling scandals in college football and basketball. The book finds that game ... More

Chicago in the Age of CapitalClass, Politics, and Democracy during the Civil War and Reconstruction

Chicago in the Age of Capital: Class, Politics, and Democracy during the Civil War and Reconstruction

John B. Jentz and Richard Schneirov

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036835
eISBN:
9780252093951
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036835.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This book, a sweeping interpretive history of mid-nineteenth-century Chicago, traces the evolution of a modern social order. Combining historical and political detail with a theoretical frame, the ... More

Citizens in the PresentYouth Civic Engagement in the Americas

Citizens in the Present: Youth Civic Engagement in the Americas

Maria de los Angeles Torres, Irene Rizzini, and Norma Del Rio

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037658
eISBN:
9780252094910
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037658.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Although media coverage often portrays young people in urban areas as politically apathetic or disruptive, this book provides an antidote to such views through narratives of dedicated youth civic ... More

Civic LaborsScholar Activism and Working-Class Studies

Civic Labors: Scholar Activism and Working-Class Studies

Dennis Deslippe, Eric Fure-Slocum, and John W. Mckerley (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040498
eISBN:
9780252098932
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040498.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Labor studies scholars and working-class historians have long worked at the crossroads of academia and activism. This book brings together a collection of essays that explore long-standing themes in ... More

Cold War GamesPropaganda, the Olympics, and U.S. Foreign Policy

Cold War Games: Propaganda, the Olympics, and U.S. Foreign Policy

Toby C. Rider

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040238
eISBN:
9780252098451
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040238.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

It is the early Cold War. The Soviet Union appears to be in irresistible ascendance and moves to exploit the Olympic Games as a vehicle for promoting international communism. In response, the United ... More

Cold War ProgressivesWomen's Interracial Organizing for Peace and Freedom

Cold War Progressives: Women's Interracial Organizing for Peace and Freedom

Jacqueline Castledine

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037269
eISBN:
9780252094439
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037269.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

In recognizing the relation between gender, race, and class oppression, American women of the postwar Progressive Party made the claim that peace required not merely the absence of violence, but also ... More

Combating Mountaintop RemovalNew Directions in the Fight against Big Coal

Combating Mountaintop Removal: New Directions in the Fight against Big Coal

Bryan T. McNeil

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036439
eISBN:
9780252093463
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036439.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Drawing on powerful personal testimonies of the hazards of mountaintop removal in southern West Virginia, this book critically examines the fierce conflicts over this violent and increasingly ... More

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