The Resource Sewing the fabric of statehood : garment unions, American labor, and the establishment of the state of Israel, Adam M Howard

Sewing the fabric of statehood : garment unions, American labor, and the establishment of the state of Israel, Adam M Howard

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Sewing the fabric of statehood : garment unions, American labor, and the establishment of the state of Israel
Title
Sewing the fabric of statehood
Title remainder
garment unions, American labor, and the establishment of the state of Israel
Statement of responsibility
Adam M Howard
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Long a bastion of Jewish labor power, garment unions provided financial and political aid essential to founding and building the nation of Israel. Throughout the project, Jewish labor often operated outside of official channels as non-governmental organizations. Adam Howard explores the untold story of how three influential garment unions worked alone and with other Jewish labor organizations in support of a new Jewish state. Sewing the Fabric of Statehood reveals a coalition at work on multiple fronts. Sustained efforts convinced the AFL and CIO to support Jewish development in Palestine through land purchases for Jewish workers and encouraged the construction of trade schools and cultural centers. Other activists, meanwhile, directed massive economic aid to Histadrut, the General Federation of Jewish Workers in Palestine, or pressured the British and American governments to recognize Israel's independence. What emerges is a powerful account of the motivations and ideals that led American labor to forge its own foreign policy and reshape both the postwar world and Jewish history"--
  • "This project by Adam Howard explores American labor's role in aiding the growth of a Jewish state in the Middle East, as well as its part in gaining U.S. recognition for Israel. The Jewish labor movement developed its strength in the garment industry during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, leading to the creation of several Jewish labor organizations as well as a strong Jewish influence within three powerful garment unions influential with the general American labor movement. Howard shows how these influential unions, together with various Jewish labor organizations, convinced the AFL and CIO to support Jewish development in Palestine through land purchases for colonization by Jewish workers, the construction of trade schools and cultural centers, and massive economic aid to Histadrut, the General Federation of Jewish Workers in Palestine. He shows how they lobbied British Labor Party leaders to support a Jewish state in Palestine, especially after the British Labor Party won power in 1945. He also examines the pressure these American groups exerted on political allies within the U.S., in Congress and the White House as well as at the local level, and assesses their pivotal role in the 1948 presidential election. Going beyond a focus on AFL and CIO cooperation with the U.S. government in foreign affairs, this project demonstrates how American labor forged its own foreign policy abroad, often operating outside the boundaries of national governments, to aid the development of a Jewish state in Palestine"--
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Howard, Adam M
Dewey number
320.540956940973
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
HD 6305 .J3 H69 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Working class in American history
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  • Jewish Labor Committee (U.S.)
  • Jewish labor unions
  • Labor Zionism
  • Zionism
  • Poale Zion (U.S.)
  • Labor unions and international relations
  • Clothing workers
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
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Sewing the fabric of statehood : garment unions, American labor, and the establishment of the state of Israel, Adam M Howard
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Publication
Note
Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Florida, 2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Origins of the Jewish Labor movement -- Building a nation -- From homeland to statehood -- Beyond the water's edge -- Recognition and beyond
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 154 pages
Isbn
9780252083013
Lccn
2017020957
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)983824449
  • (OCoLC)ocn983824449
Label
Sewing the fabric of statehood : garment unions, American labor, and the establishment of the state of Israel, Adam M Howard
Publication
Note
Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Florida, 2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Origins of the Jewish Labor movement -- Building a nation -- From homeland to statehood -- Beyond the water's edge -- Recognition and beyond
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 154 pages
Isbn
9780252083013
Lccn
2017020957
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)983824449
  • (OCoLC)ocn983824449

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