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Author Hendrickson, Mark, 1971-

Title American labor and economic citizenship : new capitalism from World War I to the Great Depression / Mark Hendrickson, University of California, San Diego
Published New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 320 pages) : illustrations
Contents Cover; American Labor and Economic Citizenship; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Illustrations and Table; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1 "Hoovering" in the Twenties; Postwar Labor Unrest and the Arrival of Herbert Hoover; Confronting and Defining Waste in Industry; A Public Concern: The Workday in the Steel Industry; Wages, Hours, and "a feeling of partnership"; "This almost insatiable appetite for goods and services": The NBER Celebrates the Worker-Consumer; Conclusion; 2 Wages and the Public Interest; Mistakes and Makeovers: Wage and Price Statistics, 1914-1925
Measuring Wages in the Postwar EraWages as a Public Concern; Prosperity and Wage Justice: The Post-1922 Real Wage Increase; Conclusion; 3 Enlightened Labor?; The AFL's Search for a New Mission; The Rise of the Labor Research Bureau; More than Just More: A New Wage Policy for Organized Labor; Labor's New Friends; The AFL as a Watchdog for Economic Stability; Open the Books: The LBI's Examination of Profits; "Assuming responsibility for service": The B&O Experiment; Conclusion; 4 A New Capitalism?; Interrogating New Capitalism: The RSF Studies
The Filene Department Store and Dutchess Bleachery InvestigationsThe Rockefeller Plan in the Coal and Steel Industry; Conclusion: A New Capitalism?; 5 Gender Research as Labor Activism; Empowering Expertise: The Creation of the Women's Bureau; Redefining Women Workers as Breadwinners; Labor Inquiry as Activism Through Gendered and Race Knowledge; Advocating Labor Standards Before and After Adkins; Conclusion; 6 The New "Negro Problem"; An Intractable Condition; Celebration and Concern: First Steps at Making Sense of the Migration; The Rise and Fall of the Division of Negro Economics
The Red Summer and the Emergence of Charles S. JohnsonConclusion; 7 Promising Problems; Framing the Postwar Immigration Debate; Reconstructing the Public Perception of the Negro Problem; Considering the Relative Position of the Negro and Mexican Worker; Remaking the Public Image of the Mexican Problem; Conclusion; Conclusion; Archival Sources and Abbreviations; Index
Summary Once viewed as a distinct era characterized by intense bigotry, nostalgia for simpler times and a revulsion against active government, the 1920s have been rediscovered by historians in recent decades as a time when Herbert Hoover and his allies worked to significantly reform economic policy. Mark Hendrickson both augments and amends this view by studying the origins and development of New Era policy expertise and knowledge. Policy-oriented social scientists in government, trade union, academic and nonprofit agencies showed how methods for achieving stable economic growth through increased prod
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Labor -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Labor policy -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Capitalism -- United States -- History -- 20th century
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Labor & Industrial Relations.
Economic history.
Economic policy.
Labor policy.
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945
United States -- Economic policy
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012044076
ISBN 9781107341920 (electronic bk.)
1107341922 (electronic bk.)