Child of the Sit-Downs: The Revolutionary Life of Genora by Carlton Jackson

By Carlton Jackson

ForeWord journal 2008 Silver Award Winner for Excellence in Biography

A biography of a in demand exertions reformer and early feminist

Strikes have an effect on complete groups, and in spite of everything they want the communities' aid to prevail. This used to be exemplified within the mythical 1937 sit-down strike in Flint, Michigan, while strikers occupied the GM crops. The remarkable employees wanted nutrition; in addition they wanted info and boost caution on what administration should be as much as. The Women's Emergency Brigade, shaped in the course of the Flint strike, proved crucial to the union attempt greater than as soon as. Genora Johnson Dollinger helped create the Women's Emergency Brigade and have become one of many strike's leaders. She and her fans waded into the fray opposed to the Flint police, the Pinkertons, and native officers sympathetic to GM, assisting to accomplish victory for the United automobile employees and producing the 1st agreement ever signed among GM and the UAW.

Genora Dollinger grew to become a steward at a number of crops in Detroit, the place she moved after being blacklisted in Flint. She and her moment husband, Sol Dollinger, have been brutally overwhelmed of their domestic, it sounds as if as a result of their union aid, although not anything was once ever definitively confirmed. From the Nineteen Sixties on, Genora Dollinger labored heavily with the NAACP, ACLU, and the women's stream, changing into a hyperlink among the exertions circulation of the past due 20th century and the feminist movement.

This biography of 1 of the 1st woman hard work activists is a vital addition to the historical past of twentieth-century reform movements.

__

Not Automatic through Genora & Sol Dollinger, Kim Moody
- suggested if you're drawn to extra analyzing at the 1937 Flint take a seat and the founding of the UAW.

Show description

Read or Download Child of the Sit-Downs: The Revolutionary Life of Genora Dollinger PDF

Best women's studies books

Vamps & Tramps: New Essays

The bestselling writer of Sexual Personae and intercourse, artwork, and American tradition is again with a fiery new selection of essays on every little thing from paintings and superstar to homosexual activism, Lorena Bobbitt to invoice and Hillary. those essays have by no means seemed in booklet shape, and plenty of can be showing in print for the 1st time.

Framing Female Lawyers: Women on Trial in Film

As genuine girls more and more entered the professions from the Nineteen Seventies onward, their cinematic opposite numbers swimsuit. girls legal professionals, specifically, have been the protagonists of many Hollywood motion pictures of the Reagan-Bush period, serving as a type of shorthand reference any time a script wanted a strong occupation lady.

The Hostess: Hospitality, Femininity, and the Expropriation of Identity

The evolution of the belief of hospitality will be traced along the advance of Western civilization. Etymologically, the host is the “master,” yet this identification is verified via expropriation and loss—the top host is the person who supplies the main, finally relinquishing what defines him as grasp.

Supernatural forces: belief, difference, and power in contemporary works by ethnic women

The connection among people and their gods has regularly been a chief topic in literature. until eventually lately, besides the fact that, books within the American literary canon have not often been serious about any supernatural beings except the Judeo-Christian god. during this ebook Bonnie Winsbro strikes past that slim concentration to envision the ability of the supernatural within the works of six ethnic writers: Lee Smith's Oral heritage, Louise Erdrich's Tracks, Leslie Marmon Silko's rite, Gloria Naylor's Mama Day, Toni Morrison's loved, and Maxine Hong Kingston's the girl Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood between Ghosts.

Additional info for Child of the Sit-Downs: The Revolutionary Life of Genora Dollinger

Sample text

Although the number of women in higher professional jobs is very low, the indications are that a close link between origins and destinations is identifiable throughout the table. 3 since no claim is being made that men and women were equally likely to get, say, professional work. Instead it is being stated that those who do gain professional work share similar origins. From the analysis put forward thus far, three generalized findings can be reported. Firstly, that there is a good deal of upward mobility for both men and women, which does not give the impression of social closure.

1 shows that women were more heavily concentrated in semiskilled and unskilled jobs (cats. VI and VII) than men. Men outnumbered women by two to one in skilled manual occupations (cat. V). In In the case of men, it is clear that over a generation there had been a shift away from manual work and a concomitant growth in professional work. This reflects a general shift into non-manual work: the overall increase in non-manual work (excluding higher professionals) is 10 per cent. When women’s occupations are compared with their fathers’, it is clear that women are rather less likely to hold either a higher professional or skilled job.

2). The class background of the very small proportion of women who end up in the highest social class is more homogeneous than that of corresponding men, but very few women of any background end up there—about 8 per cent of women were employers, managers or professional workers in 1981, compared with about 21 per cent of men (OPCS, 1984, Table 17). We can conclude from this that higher social classes may not be able to operate social class closure against lower social classes—although daughters of high-class fathers stand a higher chance than daughters of other fathers of achieving a high-class occupation—but men operate social closure successfully against women.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.71 of 5 – based on 45 votes