Indispensable outcasts hobo workers and community in the american midwest 18801930 working class in american history. Book review, Journal of Labor Research 2019-02-10

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indispensable outcasts hobo workers and community in the american midwest 18801930 working class in american history

If a hobo could not produce a membership card, the field delegates forced the rider to purchase a card or get off the train. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press. Labor historians have focused on immigration, working-class politics, and Journal Journal of Labor Research — Springer Journals Published: Jul 29, 2005. Scholl Center for Family and Community History. His work has been published in International Labor and Working Class History, Social Science History, and Labor History, and he is a contributing editor of the new journal Labor: Studies in Working Class History of the Americas. Nor have these stories found a comfortable home in either rural or labor histories.

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Frank Tobias Higbie's book is a significant effort to examine the realm between the town and farm and the workers within it. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. The E-mail message field is required. Harvest Wobblies: The Industrial Workers of the World and Agricultural Laborers in the American West, 1905—1930. The Working Class in American History.

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Winner of the Taft Labor History Prize, 2004. Nor have these stories found a comfortable home in either rural or labor histories. Outspoken: Chicago's Free Speech Tradition. He argues that hoboes were by no means marginal figures during this period. Scholl Center for Family and Community History.

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Indispensable Outcasts : Frank Tobias Higbie : 9780252070983

indispensable outcasts hobo workers and community in the american midwest 18801930 working class in american history

They were also organizers at the workplace and presented grievances to the ranch foremen and farmers; holding full organizer's responsibilities, delegates had the ability to call a strike against a farmer if the farmer did not address grievances. The harvest workers stated that if these requirements were met then they would in return perform their best work. His work has been published in the Journal of American Ethnic History, Serbian Studies, the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, The Encyclopedia of Chicago, and the Encyclopedia of the Midwest. His writing includes the upcoming book Labor Minds: A History of Working-class Intellectual and Indispensable Outcasts: Hobo Workers and Community in the American Midwest, 1880-1930. Nor have these stories found a comfortable home in either rural or labor histories.

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indispensable outcasts hobo workers and community in the american midwest 18801930 working class in american history

Eventually, the harvest workers in Yakima Valley went on strike to demand better wages, but the strike was soon halted once local law enforcement became involved. Don't already have an Oxford Academic account? From 1999 to 2002, Alter worked on the Chicago Historical Society's documentation project Global Communities: Chicago's Immigrants and Refugees. Corvallis: Oregon State University Press, 2001. He argues that hoboes were by no means marginal figures during this period. The study recasts Progressive Era history around the conflicts hoboes symbolized and the experiences they embodied.

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UCLA Luskin Center for History and Policy

indispensable outcasts hobo workers and community in the american midwest 18801930 working class in american history

Higbie reexamines hoboes, not as vagrant troublemakers, although some clearly fit this description, but as central figures in the labor milieu of the half century prior to the Great Depression. The author demonstrates that rather than following predictable patterns of transhumance, transient workers moved across regional and even national markets as the demand. Combining incisive cultural criticism with the empiricism of a more traditional labor history, Frank Tobias Higbie illustrates how these so-called marginal figures were in fact integral to the communities they briefly inhabited and to the cultural conflicts over class, masculinity, and sexuality they embodied. The stories of the men who hunted work between city and countryside, men alternately portrayed as either romantic adventurers or degenerate outsiders, have not been easy to find. Alter is a curator in the Department of Collections and Curatorial Affairs at the Chicago Historical Society. The stories of the men who hunted work between city and countryside, men alternately portrayed as either romantic adventurers or degenerate outsiders, have not been easy to find.

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UCLA Luskin Center for History and Policy

indispensable outcasts hobo workers and community in the american midwest 18801930 working class in american history

The study recasts Progressive Era history around the conflicts hoboes symbolized and the experiences they embodied. In addition to being co-curator of Outspoken: Chicago's Free Speech Tradition, Alter is the co-curator of an exhibit on the photographs of Declan Haun to open at the Chicago Historical Society in October 2004. Higbie, Indispensable Outcasts: Hobo Workers and Community in the American Midwest, 1880—1930, Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2003 , 152. Combining incisive cultural criticism with the empiricism of a more traditional labor history, Frank Tobias Higbie illustrates how these so-called marginal figures were in fact integral to the communities they briefly inhabited and to the cultural conflicts over class, masculinity, and sexuality they embodied. Series Title: Other Titles: Hobo workers and community in the American Midwest, 1880-1930 Responsibility: Frank Tobias Higbie. In addition to acting as co-curator and project director for Outspoken: Chicago's Free Speech Tradition, Higbie is project director for the North American Midlands Website: Resources for Teaching and Learning American History in a Global Perspective and academic director for the Chicago History Project: A Model Professional Development Program. Higbie's work surpasses previous work on tramps and hobos that relegated them to a subculture in the shadows of settled society.

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Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press. By continuing to use our website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. These two highly successful tactics resulted in the Agricultural Workers Organization's ability to organize thousands of individuals in the agricultural, lumber, construction, and oil industries. These three founders include William D. The on the job strike tactic was threatening member withdrawal of productive efficiency to win over employer demands. His research focuses on the United States social, labor and working class history, digital humanities and public history.

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