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Escaped And Captured Slave Datasets From Newspapers In Jamaica, 1718-1795, Anthony Wood, Billy G. Smith 2021 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Escaped And Captured Slave Datasets From Newspapers In Jamaica, 1718-1795, Anthony Wood, Billy G. Smith

The Magazine of Early American Datasets (MEAD)

We created two datasets about fugitives and captives in eighteenth-century Jamaica, one of the most violent systems of racial bondage in the Atlantic World. To produce the first dataset as an Excel file, we organized and recorded information contained in hundreds of newspaper advertisements offering rewards for the return of escaped slaves in Jamaica between 1718 and 1795. While there are some gaps in the records because of missing newspapers, there are still a considerable number of advertisements included. One feature of the ads is that many identify the African ethnicity of runaway and captured slaves. The second dataset also ...


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 ...


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.


“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 ...


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 ...


2021-04-26 Message From The President, Morehead State University. Office of the President. 2021 Morehead State University

2021-04-26 Message From The President, Morehead State University. Office Of The President.

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A message sent by the President of Morehead State University to the campus community regarding paid day off and travel on April 26, 2021.


2021-04-05 Newsletter, Morehead State University. Staff Congress. 2021 Morehead State University

2021-04-05 Newsletter, Morehead State University. Staff Congress.

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Staff Congress newsletter from April 5, 2021.


2021-04-05 Minutes, Morehead State University. Staff Congress. 2021 Morehead State University

2021-04-05 Minutes, Morehead State University. Staff Congress.

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Staff Congress meeting minutes from April 5, 2021.


The Challenge Of E. Pluribus Unum: Waterfront Workers During The Civil War In Buffalo, New York, Anthony E. Gil 2021 Buffalo State College

The Challenge Of E. Pluribus Unum: Waterfront Workers During The Civil War In Buffalo, New York, Anthony E. Gil

History Theses

This work is pioneering in that it opens discussion and historical inquiry into events of civil unrest in the U.S., both during the Civil War and in 1860s Buffalo, New York. It is the position of this study that events of early civil unrest are boiling points in the development of our great melting pot. Indeed, the more historians explore and understand these moments in American history, the easier it is to see profound epochs relative to America's growing pains. And, although there are many epochs that tell the story of those growing pains, "The Challenge of E ...


2021-03-19 Message From The President, Morehead State University. Office of the President. 2021 Morehead State University

2021-03-19 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 summer and fall semesters.


2021-03-01 Newsletter, Morehead State University. Staff Congress. 2021 Morehead State University

2021-03-01 Newsletter, Morehead State University. Staff Congress.

Staff Congress Records

Staff Congress newsletter from March 1, 2021.


2021-03-01 Minutes, Morehead State University. Staff Congress. 2021 Morehead State University

2021-03-01 Minutes, Morehead State University. Staff Congress.

Staff Congress Records

Staff Congress meeting minutes from March 1, 2021.


2021-02-17 Message From The President, Morehead State University. Office of the President. 2021 Morehead State University

2021-02-17 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 ice storm and modified plans of operations for February 18th and 19th.


2021-02-15 Message From President, Morehead State University. Office of the President. 2021 Morehead State University

2021-02-15 Message From 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 related to the ice storm and updates on closures from February 15, 2021.


2021-02-10 Message From The President, Morehead State University. Office of the President. 2021 Morehead State University

2021-02-10 Message From The President, Morehead State University. Office Of The President.

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A message sent by the President of Morehead State University to the campus community related to the ice storm and campus closers and facility updates on February 10, 2021.


Smashing Solidarity: Two New York Strikes At The Start Of The Postwar Wave, Joseph D. Parziale 2021 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Smashing Solidarity: Two New York Strikes At The Start Of The Postwar Wave, Joseph D. Parziale

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Two strikes in New York at the beginning of the massive 1945-46 strike wave—one by elevator operators in commercial buildings and another by dock workers throughout the Port of New York—can help us better understand a moment when workers exhibited a profound sense of themselves as a class, while their rivals in the shop, the corporate boardroom, and the halls of power fought vigorously to dispel the notion that workers divided by geography, industry, race, nationality, and gender were right to see their fates as intertwined. Historians’ focus on the economic issues at stake in the major strikes ...


2021-02-01 Newletter, Morehead State University. Staff Congress. 2021 Morehead State University

2021-02-01 Newletter, Morehead State University. Staff Congress.

Staff Congress Records

Staff Congress newsletter from February 1, 2021.


2021-02-01 Minutes, Morehead State University. Staff Congress. 2021 Morehead State University

2021-02-01 Minutes, Morehead State University. Staff Congress.

Staff Congress Records

Staff Congress meeting minutes from February 1, 2021.


2021-01-19 Message From The President, Morehead State University. Office of the President. 2021 Morehead State University

2021-01-19 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 faculty and staff regarding the Covid-19 testing and vaccine on January 19, 2021.


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