xxiv, 487 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
9780226679877 hardcover 022667987X hardcover 9780226679907 paperback 022667990X paperback 9780226680071 electronic book
Chicago series in law and society.
"Michael McCann and George Lovell offer a history of Filipino salmon cannery workers in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest, focusing on their experiences with law, union organizing, and progressive politics over the course of the 20th century. Coming to this country after the American conquest of the Philippines, many worked at the salmon canneries. The salmon workers were segregated in both the jobs they could have and where they lived. Higher scale jobs were reserved for whites; lower scaled jobs for Filipino workers. Company housing for seasonal workers was also segregated on the same basis. The authors focus on the development of labor unions and fights over the rights of workers to organize effectively during World War II and the Cold War. They argue that economic interests used law to fight the efforts of Filipino workers to organize"-- Provided by publisher.
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Formatted Contents Note
American Capitalist Expansion, Colonialism, and Empire Prologue to Part I: The American Colonial Project in the Philippines Filipino Migration to the Metropole: Racism, Resistance, and Rights A Cannery Workers' Union by Law: The Formative Years Rights Radicalism amid "Restrictive" Law: The War Years Part II. Challenging Empire: Transpacific Rights Radicalism Prologue to Part II: The Cold War Era: Global Empire, the Rise of Marcos, and Civil Rights LELO, ACWA, and the Politics of Radical Rights Mobilization The Trials of Tragedy: Turning Anguish into Anger Wards Cove v. Atonio: The Execution of "Good" Civil Rights Law Conclusion: Theorizing Law and Legal Mobilization in Racial Capitalist Empire.
KF3409.C2 M33 2020
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Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2020.