Justifying Present Affirmative Action for Blacks Yi Cai NetID: yc639 Cornell #: 2154373 November 19, 2008 Labor History ILBCB 1100
In his book When Affirmative Action Was White, Ira Katznelson, an Irish-American, argues that Affirmative Action i
Robert Chudy ILRCB:100 Professor DeVault
"The man working beside you, be he Negro, Jew or Pollock is a working man like yourself and being exploited by the ,boss in the name of racial and religious prejudice. You work Together-FIGHT TOGETHER!"-Makin
Jaime Fallon Labor History Extra Credit 11/20/2007 The Man Who Hated Work but Loved Labor
I thought Les Leopold was an incredibly interesting speaker. He obviously had done a lot of hard research on the life of Tony Mazzoncchi, but also had a close
Labor History Professor Cowie What makes American different? American Exceptionalism: -Nature of Class Formation -America has a party system that does not usually identify itself as a labor party politics not based on workers vs. bosses Why? -Geogra
ILRCB 100 Culture of Unity -
Mass Production: skill diminishes, gap decreases, compression Mass consumption Emergence of 2nd gen. immigrants (1924) Mass culture (radio, theatre, newspapers, chain stores) Common fate (national crisis, in the
I. "First" new deal cont. - National industrial recovery act (NIRA NRA) *handout o Gather key players from each industry at a round table and create CODES OF FAIR CONDUCT o Controlling competition (hours/prices etc) Eliminate com
ILRCB 100 Speech of election 1932
Hoover: Blame the Europeans (have not repaid loans); tariffs to protect America from European products; rising prices of agricultures, no excessive federal spending or intervention; people solve their own pr
Lecture 7: February 11, 2008 SOUTH, RACE, & PROGRESSIVISM [Order for lesson on the board] I. Birth of a Nation 1915 (Remembering Reconstruction) II. Progressivism in the South III. Great Migration IV. Race or Class? Background of the South 1789-1860:
CB100 Making a New Deal Industrial Workers in Chicago, 1919-1939 Lizabeth Cohen Living and Working in Chicago in 1919: The Steel Towns of Southeast Chicago: Calumet region -steel dominated the economy -steel plants "overwhelmed the landscape" -settle
ILRCB 100 I.
January 30, 2008
Industrial Workers of the World (1904) a. Looked to the most dispossessed workers b. Opposite of Gompers who only looked towards skiled workers c. In industries where they could be easily replaced d. Very ra
Labor History I.
February 18, 2008
Fordism (Redux) The Catches a. Thrift and character- Ford employees had to take tests to make sure they were fitting "ford character" b. If they didn't pass tests, their wages were cut c. Ex. i. Living
January 23, 2008
ON FEBRUARY 1 or FEBRUARY 8: go to Kheel Center at: 10:10, 11:15, or 1:25 either this Friday or Next Friday Cowie Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 10:00-11:15 Rosemary Office Hours: Wednesday 1:00-2:00 Thursday 10:00-11:30
Lecture 1: 19 Century th 1. Important documents
Declaration of Independence 1776, Constitution 1787 didn't initially apply to women and AfricanAmericans. 3/5 Compromise th (slaves count ass 3/5 of a person when censuses are taken.
Lecture 2: Political Arena (Postcivil to Depression) Capitalists and workers responded to challenges in post Civil War America in different ways. Their responses were affected by and shapedwork and class relationships as cities and urban working
Lecture 4: Scientific Management 1. Scientific Management a. Frederick Winslow Taylor
Frederick Winslow Taylor, an American mechanical engineer, is regarded as the father of scientific management to improve industrial efficiency. He took technology
Katznelson transformation of American southern electorate o American south being a 1 party system (democratic system) party of white man o Reinforced that in 1920s by running all white primaries. The only race that counted. o Civil rig
Student movement of 1960s, left and right. Impact of those movements (left) of liberal and political policy.
Economic/Political demands with laws -how the law appeared to writes, Carmichael turned the tables to interpreting the laws as to enlighten w
Civil Rights Movement 1950 1960s; Reaction 1964 1965
In the military, 1994, black soldiers were sent to the back of the bus. This message got to the department of war. This incident serves as a catalyst towards equal treatment for blacks. The
When Affirmative Action was White Ira Katznelson
There is a structural element to the whole situation. The Social Security Act, Fair labor Standards Act, etc. all excluded black members because the category of farm and domestic workers was exclude
Growth of Populism (Conservative movement)
The Conservative movement did not just grow up in 1945 and 1946. Furthermore, it was not isolated in the past. In 1930s, many believed that America should not get involved in any European War. They claimed
Lecture 10: Great Depression 1. Social Security Act 1935
Old age/survivors service for working people. Funded by worker and government contributions. Employer played no part or in other rewards. Now larger slice of pre for women who lived longer.
Lecture 9: New Deal
1. Before labor laws a. What was used against strikers?
Before labor laws, there were equal bargaining power. Two agents equal power coming to the bargaining table. (If you don't like the risk or the pay well, too bad. There wa
Lecture 8: Affect of WW1 in Society (Race and labor) 1. Just before the American involvement of the war a. b. c. African Americans began to move from the south ending up in the northern city Migration and urbanization Brought expectations that new
Lecture 7: 1. Welfare Capitalism (employee representation) Practice of businesses providing welfarelike services to employees. Welfare capitalism was centered in high wage industries (not in the industries characterized by low pay, high turnover, c
Lecture 6: Cultural of Consumption
1. Cultural of Consumption Scientific Management, welfare capitalism, moral capitalism, human resources, personal management (issues rooted in operation in corporate world) 2. Nature of economic (prior to Great Dep
Lecture 5: Progressive Movement 1. Progressive Movement a. 1909 black advocates b. Social workers (new profession) The initial progressive movement arose as an alternative to the conservative response to the vast changes brought by the industrial r
Labor History I.
February 6, 2008
Progressive Era ends by WWI a. Labor question surges up at War b. Wilson creates stronger alliance between democratic party and organized labor c.
World War I and 1919 I. Labor Strong a. Clayton Anti-Trust Act (19
Labor history I.
January 21, 2008
American Exceptionalism a. First Definition: US is guiding beacon of light for rest of the world to strive to become b. Second: More Scholarly Question: Are there sociological issues that make US different than oth
Lecture 8: September 24, 2007 Divided ranks of labor during the early part of the 20th century American labor movement, 15% of laborers who were active, participated in craft unions or labor unions You didnt have to engage in activist pursuit
Naturalization and a New Law
Nativist apprehensions had already made suspect divergences in race, color, and in the nationality of immigrants Increasingly disliked as racial groups, aliens were to find that their thought processes a