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The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for

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They joined with middle-class men and women in the National Consumers’ League to agitate for legislation that would restrict the numbers of hours women could work; place a floor under their wages; establish standards of cleanliness in workrooms and factories; mandate clean drinking water, washrooms, dressing rooms, and toilets; and provide seats and ventilation at work. Females slightly outnumbered males and there were 0.96 males for every female in the population.

World War II Pacific (Chronicle of America's Wars)

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Many of the farming tools were inefficient due to their antiquity and lack of modern technology, which did not allow for prospects for improvement. The proceedings of the Congress are published daily in the Congressional Record. It simply states that a specified number of persons are poor without giving any information on what poverty means in the real world. This tradition of government intervention in the economy was reinforced during the Great Depression of the 1930s, when the Securities and Exchange Commission and the National Labor Relations Board were established.

Inside the Hindenburg (Giant Cutaway Book)

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US forces increasingly became the targets of attacks in Iraq as an insurgency against the US military presence began. The depression had devastating effects on the island, creating widespread hunger and unemployment. The role of private corporations in research is controversial. Those unable to leave the city were sheltered in the Louisiana Superdome and New Orleans Convention Center; air conditioning, electricity, and running water failed, making for unsanitary and uncomfortable conditions.

We Rode the Orphan Trains

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Salinger (b.1919), Wallace Stegner (1909–93), Gore Vidal (b.1925), Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (b.1922), Alice Walker (b.1944), Tom Wolfe (b.1931), and Tobias Wolff (b.1945). Be aware of your surroundings when discussing LGBT rights. Ratification was completed on June 21, 1788. In the early 1890s, alliance delegates formed a national party, the People�s Party, whose members were called Populists, and decided to wage a third-party campaign. Also vitally, Hay’s policy founded the special relationship with the UK (Zimmerman, 2002).

Dear Miss Breed: True Stories of the Japanese American

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But neither the leaders of the ILGWU nor those of other unions understood these tactics. This is an idiosyncratic and fairly useless definition of money; and Friedman himself, with some sympathy for bimetalism (i.e. silver and gold for legal tender) and skepticism about the "crime of 1873," when the United States adopted the Gold Standard, would not countenance it on either moral, economic, or historical grounds.

The Little Piano Girl: The Story of Mary Lou Williams, Jazz

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Some facilities may be pristine, such as in upscale shopping malls, fine restaurants, or commercial office buildings. The tree lists dates and middle names that I hadn’t previously found in records. For the first time in fifty years, American unions gained a foothold in mass production industries. The Senate consists of two senators from each state, elected for six-year terms. A fascinating look at Chinese perceptions of the United States and the cultural and political background that informs them.

DK Eyewitness: Titanic (DK Eyewitness Books)

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Hammer, 1999:Tropical Cyclones of the North Atlantic Ocean, 1871-1998, NOAA, Historical Climatogy Series 6-2. The highest peak in the country, Mount McKinley (Denali), is in the Western Cordillera in Alaska. Appropriation of a celebrity's image for one's own use is therefore an offense analogous to a violation of copyright law. During the nineteenth century, the Census Office did not consider the people we now call Latinos or Hispanics to be formally distinct from whites.

History of the 1940s (20th Century USA)

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With the exception of the President, officials are elected directly, on the basis of popular vote. S. servicemen dead in Saudi Arabia 1997: President Clinton bars federal funding for any research on human cloning. 1998: 224 killed in 1998 U. Also prohibited Negroes and Indians to marry each other. (Jim Crow History.org) No person or corporation shall rent an apartment in an apartment house or other like structure to a person who is not of the same race as the other occupants. (Jim Crow History.org) All circuses and tent show must provide separate entrances for white and black customers. (Jim Crow History.org) Miscegenation declared a misdemeanor.

To the Mountaintop: My Journey Through the Civil Rights

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The language of this rebellion resonated with westerners in poor rural areas who believed that the federal government was usurping valuable land at their expense. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. Operation Enduring  Freedom (Afghanistan-2001 to present) 13. That optimism can often obscure the grimmer realities of international politics. Advocacy groups in Brazil advocate changing how blacks are identified on the Brazilian census in part to facilitate the expansion of race-based affirmation action policies. [24] Fourth and finally, census data produce information upon which claims to political access and representation are made.

World War Ii (Voices from the Past)

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These innovations, inspired and fought for by women, became the basis of a new social unionism, which garment unions sustained in the threatening atmosphere of the 1920s, which flourished in the 1930s, and which has sparked the imagination of the trade union movement since. The American frontier was considered closed. Among families with children, the collapse of marriage and erosion of the work ethic are the principal long-term causes of poverty.