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The Resource Fighting in paradise : labor unions, racism, and communists in the making of modern Hawaiʻi, Gerald Horne

Fighting in paradise : labor unions, racism, and communists in the making of modern Hawaiʻi, Gerald Horne

Label
Fighting in paradise : labor unions, racism, and communists in the making of modern Hawaiʻi
Title
Fighting in paradise
Title remainder
labor unions, racism, and communists in the making of modern Hawaiʻi
Statement of responsibility
Gerald Horne
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Powerful labor movements played a critical role in shaping modern Hawaii, beginning in the 1930s, when International Longshore and Warehousemen's Union (ILWU) representatives were dispatched to the islands to organize plantation and dock laborers. They were stunned by the feudal conditions they found in Hawaii, where the majority of workers--Hawaiian, Japanese, Chinese, and Filipino in origin--were routinely subjected to repression and racism at the hands of white bosses. The wartime civil liberties crackdown brought union organizing to a halt; but as the war wound down, Hawaii workers' frustrations boiled over, leading to an explosive success in the forming of unions. During the 1950s, just as the ILWU began a series of successful strikes and organizing drives, the union came under McCarthyite attacks and persecution. In the midst of these allegations, Hawaii's bid for statehood was being challenged by powerful voices in Washington who claimed that admitting Hawaii to the union would be tantamount to giving the Kremlin two votes in the U.S. Senate, while Jim Crow advocates worried that Hawaii's representatives would be enthusiastic supporters of pro-civil rights legislation. Hawaii's extensive social welfare system and the continuing power of unions to shape the state politically are a direct result of those troubled times. Based on exhaustive archival research in Hawaii, California, Washington, and elsewhere, Gerald Horne's gripping story of Hawaii workers' struggle to unionize reads like a suspense novel as it details for the first time how radicalism and racism helped shape Hawaii in the twentieth century
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digitized
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Horne, Gerald
Dewey number
331.8809969
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD6517.H3
LC item number
H67 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Labor unions and communism
  • Labor unions
  • Hawaii
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Labor unions
  • Labor unions and communism
  • Race relations
  • Hawaii
  • Gewerkschaft
  • Kommunismus
  • Ethnische Beziehungen
  • Hawaii
Label
Fighting in paradise : labor unions, racism, and communists in the making of modern Hawaiʻi, Gerald Horne
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Confronting colonial Hawai'i -- An apartheid archipelago -- The race of war -- The labor of war -- Sugar strike -- Red scare rising -- Purge -- Surge? -- State of anxiety? -- Stevedores strike -- Racism and reaction -- Strife and strikes -- Radicalism on trial -- The trials of racism and radicalism -- Upheaval -- Radicals advance and retreat -- Toward statehood
Control code
794925339
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 459 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824835491
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
ebc3413559
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62r5n8
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not applicable
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not applicable
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794925339
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Fighting in paradise : labor unions, racism, and communists in the making of modern Hawaiʻi, Gerald Horne
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Confronting colonial Hawai'i -- An apartheid archipelago -- The race of war -- The labor of war -- Sugar strike -- Red scare rising -- Purge -- Surge? -- State of anxiety? -- Stevedores strike -- Racism and reaction -- Strife and strikes -- Radicalism on trial -- The trials of racism and radicalism -- Upheaval -- Radicals advance and retreat -- Toward statehood
Control code
794925339
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 459 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824835491
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
ebc3413559
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62r5n8
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794925339
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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