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Protective Labor Legislation: How Oregon Attached Motherhood To Working Women, Chloe Miller 2021 Western Oregon University

Protective Labor Legislation: How Oregon Attached Motherhood To Working Women, Chloe Miller

Student Theses, Papers and Projects (History)

Increased focus on working conditions with the rise of women adrift leaving home to look for work at the turn of the 20th century led to a massive wave of reform in the Progressive Era called protective labor legislation. This legislation would aim to aid women workers in securing shorter hours, higher wages and better working environments, but ultimately was met with contention. To achieve the goal of protecting women, women’s organizations like the Consumers’ League of Oregon adopted the idea of difference theory which stated that men and women are fundamentally different, and took to the courts. This research …


2021-06-11 Message From The President, Morehead State University. Office of the President. 2021 Morehead State University

2021-06-11 Message From The President, Morehead State University. Office Of The President.

Staff Congress Records

A message sent by the President of Morehead State University to the campus community regarding the removal of Covid related health restrictions for the rest of the summer and the upcoming fall semester.


2021-06-07 Minutes, Morehead State University. Staff Congress. 2021 Morehead State University

2021-06-07 Minutes, Morehead State University. Staff Congress.

Staff Congress Records

Staff Congress meeting minutes from June 7, 2021.


2021-06-07 Newsletter, Morehead State University. Staff Congress. 2021 Morehead State University

2021-06-07 Newsletter, Morehead State University. Staff Congress.

Staff Congress Records

Staff Congress newsletter from June 7, 2021.


The Free Arena Of Literature: Science Fiction Films’ Critiques Of Capitalism In The United States, John (Jack) Michael Bilello 2021 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

The Free Arena Of Literature: Science Fiction Films’ Critiques Of Capitalism In The United States, John (Jack) Michael Bilello

History

Capitalism is an inherently flawed system. The ideologies of Karl Marx have remained relevant for their critiques of the system, yet socially, his ideas are not accepted in the capitalist United States. Capitalism, as the dominant economic system of western civilization, has become synonymous with patriotism in the U.S. This has proved incredibly harmful to criticisms of capitalism, as they are met with questions of allegiance and patriotism rather than a careful reconsideration of ideals. Through science fiction films, these ideas that are usually difficult to express become much more palatable to a capitalist society. But to fully appreciate the …


“The Very Class For Our Country”: How The Cuban Exploitation Of Chinese Coolie Laborers Inspired Louisiana Sugar Planters, Joseph LeDesma 2021 University of New Orleans

“The Very Class For Our Country”: How The Cuban Exploitation Of Chinese Coolie Laborers Inspired Louisiana Sugar Planters, Joseph Ledesma

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

Sugar planters in Louisiana during Reconstruction needed to replace the enslaved labor force that had fled the plantation system after the Civil War. These Louisiana planters took inspiration from the system of coolie labor in Cuba, wherein exploited Chinese indentured servants would work on sugar plantation alongside enslaved Africans. The white Cuban planters’ goal was to racially dilute their plantation labor force, thus making the existing power structures easier to maintain while avoiding Haitian-style slave uprising. Sugar planters in Louisiana intended to recreate the Cuban system to compel Freedmen to work for less than their worth by importing Chinese laborers, …


“The Very Class For Our Country”: How The Cuban Exploitation Of Chinese Coolie Laborers Inspired Louisiana Sugar Planters, Joseph LeDesma 2021 University of New Orleans

“The Very Class For Our Country”: How The Cuban Exploitation Of Chinese Coolie Laborers Inspired Louisiana Sugar Planters, Joseph Ledesma

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

Sugar planters in Louisiana during Reconstruction needed to replace the enslaved labor force that had fled the plantation system after the Civil War. These Louisiana planters took inspiration from the system of coolie labor in Cuba, wherein exploited Chinese indentured servants would work on sugar plantation alongside enslaved Africans. The white Cuban planters’ goal was to ethnically diversify their plantation labor force, thus making the existing power structures easier to maintain while avoiding slave uprising by manufacturing racial divisions among the labor force. Sugar planters in Louisiana intended to recreate the Cuban system to compel Freedmen to work for less …


2021-05-28 Message From The President, Morehead State University. Office of the President. 2021 Morehead State University

2021-05-28 Message From The President, Morehead State University. Office Of The President.

Staff Congress Records

A message sent by the President of Morehead State University to the campus community regarding the phased lifting of masks on campus and fall classes sent on May 28, 2021.


2021-05-21 Message From The President, Morehead State University. Office of the President. 2021 Morehead State University

2021-05-21 Message From The President, Morehead State University. Office Of The President.

Staff Congress Records

A message sent from the Office of the President on the retirement of Jim Shaw as Vice President of University Advancement and the hiring of Rick Hesterberg as Interim Vice President of University Advancement and CEO of the MSU Foundation sent on May 21, 2021.


2021-05-18 Message From The President, Morehead State University. Office of the President. 2021 Morehead State University

2021-05-18 Message From The President, Morehead State University. Office Of The President.

Staff Congress Records

A message delivered to the campus community from the Office of the President regarding the appointment of Tony Norman as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs on May 18, 2021.


2021-05-17 Message From The President, Morehead State University. Office of the President. 2021 Morehead State University

2021-05-17 Message From The President, Morehead State University. Office Of The President.

Staff Congress Records

A message delivered to the campus community from the Office of the President regarding new guidlines related to wearing masks, taking body temperatures, travel, etc. on May 17, 2021.


2021-05-13 Message From The President, Morehead State University. Office of the President. 2021 Morehead State University

2021-05-13 Message From The President, Morehead State University. Office Of The President.

Staff Congress Records

A message sent by the President of Morehead State University to the campus community regarding health and safety guidelines for the summer sessions issued on May 13, 2021.


Little Steel’S Labor War In Youngstown, Ben J. St. Angelo 2021 Ohio State University

Little Steel’S Labor War In Youngstown, Ben J. St. Angelo

Madison Historical Review

During the 1930s, in response to growing labor discontent, the United States Congress passed the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Championed by President Franklin Roosevelt’s as an equalizing measure in the American workplace, the NLRA received vigorous opposition from powerful leaders in multiple industries. This article examines an outbreak of violence between workers and agents of management at Republic Steel in Youngstown, Ohio during the spring and summer of 1937 when workers attempted to organize—emboldened by new rights granted to them in the NLRA. It demonstrates the life and death consequences that marred labor relations in the United States. Disputes …


Battling Youth Unemployment In France: Can Macron Put Young People To Work?, Adriana C. Bolivar 2021 James Madison University

Battling Youth Unemployment In France: Can Macron Put Young People To Work?, Adriana C. Bolivar

Senior Honors Projects, 2020-current

High unemployment has been a persistent struggle for the French economy, especially over the last 30 years under presidents Mitterrand, Chirac, Sarkozy, Hollande, and now Macron. In recent years, this problem has particularly plagued young workers making them the “lost generation” of Europe. This paper studies the history of youth unemployment in France and assesses the impact of government policies and cultural norms on young workers. Additionally, it highlights the trade-off between workers’ rights and economic growth in an attempt to draw attention to the importance of culture and context in development. The factors that have driven French structural youth …


Constructing The Panama Canal: A Brief History, Ian E. Phillips 2021 Cleveland State University

Constructing The Panama Canal: A Brief History, Ian E. Phillips

The Downtown Review

Seeking to commemorate the construction of the Panama Canal, an engineering marvel widely considered a contender for the eighth wonder of the world, this article attempts to retell the story of the Canal's construction by synthesizing a narrative centered on the Canal under French and American leadership, worker segregation, and labor conditions at the Isthmus.


2021-05-03 Minutes, Morehead State University. Staff Congress. 2021 Morehead State University

2021-05-03 Minutes, Morehead State University. Staff Congress.

Staff Congress Records

Staff Congress meeting minutes from May 3, 2021.


2021-05-03 Newsletter, Morehead State University. Staff Congress. 2021 Morehead State University

2021-05-03 Newsletter, Morehead State University. Staff Congress.

Staff Congress Records

Staff Congress newsletter from May 3, 2021.


“Did Emmett Till Die In Vain? Organized Labor Says No!”: The United Packinghouse Workers And Civil Rights Unionism In The Mid-1950s, Matthew Nichter 2021 Rollins College

“Did Emmett Till Die In Vain? Organized Labor Says No!”: The United Packinghouse Workers And Civil Rights Unionism In The Mid-1950s, Matthew Nichter

Faculty Publications

Emmett Till’s mangled face is seared into our collective memory, a tragic epitome of the brutal violence that upheld white supremacy in the Jim Crow South. But Till's murder was more than just a tragedy: it also inspired an outpouring of determined protest, in which labor unions played a prominent role. The United Packinghouse Workers of America (UPWA) campaigned energetically on behalf of Emmett Till, from the stockyards of Chicago to the sugar refineries of Louisiana. Packinghouse workers petitioned, marched, and rallied to demand justice; the UPWA organized the first mass meeting addressed by Till’s mother, Mamie Bradley; and an …


America’S Greatest Statesman: Henry Clay In The American Memory, Emmet P. Golden 2021 University at Albany, State University of New York

America’S Greatest Statesman: Henry Clay In The American Memory, Emmet P. Golden

History Honors Program

This paper explores how the image of Henry Clay has developed in the American mind from his death in 1852 to the1980s. The memory of Henry Clay has received little attention from scholars. The few studies that exist look at the memory of Clay was used by the North and South during the Civil War. Most works on Clay have focused on Clay’s biography, his “American system,” and his part in shaping the Compromises of 1820 and 1850. A memory study gives an understanding of how Americans have reinterpreted Clay to fit their needs. Four distinct images of Henry Clay …


The Congress Of Industrial Organizations: Operation Dixie And A Legacy Of Worker Activism, Trevor G. Porter 2021 University of Mississippi

The Congress Of Industrial Organizations: Operation Dixie And A Legacy Of Worker Activism, Trevor G. Porter

Honors Theses

Trevor George Porter: The Congress of Industrial Organizations: Operation Dixie and a Legacy of Worker Activism (Under the Direction of Dr. Jarod Roll)

The passage of the National Labor Relations Act of 1935 overhauled United States labor law, and it shifted the balance of power in favor of organized labor. Seizing upon this monumental moment in history, the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) was founded with a mandate to “organize the unorganized”. The labor federation made its primary focus the mass production workers of America, many of whom had not previously been afforded the opportunity to join a union. This …


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