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 admired hard work reformer and early feminist

Strikes impact whole groups, and in spite of everything they want the communities' help to be successful. This used to be exemplified within the mythical 1937 sit-down strike in Flint, Michigan, while strikers occupied the GM crops. The outstanding employees wanted foodstuff; in addition they wanted details and develop caution on what administration should be as much as. The Women's Emergency Brigade, shaped in the course of the Flint strike, proved necessary 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, aiding to accomplish victory for the United automobile staff and producing the 1st agreement ever signed among GM and the UAW.

Genora Dollinger grew to become a steward at a variety of crops in Detroit, the place she moved after being blacklisted in Flint. She and her moment husband, Sol Dollinger, have been brutally crushed of their domestic, it sounds as if as a result of their union help, even though not anything used to be ever definitively confirmed. From the Nineteen Sixties on, Genora Dollinger labored heavily with the NAACP, ACLU, and the women's move, turning into a hyperlink among the exertions circulation of the overdue 20th century and the feminist movement.

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


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At CWC, residential isolation was high and the college culture put more stress on gender equality and autonomy values than did the entering students. The dominant views within the college culture concerning the other norms and values we studied were either mixed (as in the cases of propriety norms, self-oriented norms, and achievement values) or very similar to those of the entering students (as in the cases of traditional family norms and values). As our framework predicted, students who entered CWC in the fall of 1991 increased their endorsements of gender equality norms and autonomy values, but they retained, rather than changed, the norms and values that already matched those of the college culture, as well as the norms and values about which there was disagreement between existing students and faculty.

It was this interpretation that led me to the questionable assumption that higher scores on our Achievement Values scale would indicate a more emancipatory, less traditional orientation. I now see this assumption as questionable for three reasons. First, sorority women who scored higher than independents on the Achievement Values scale also scored higher on Traditional Family Values. Second, as noted earlier, sorority women valued their membership status more, on average, than independent Traditionalism and Emancipation: Sororities at CWC 43 women valued being independents.

For these “below average” students who later graduated from CWC, there was a large, significant increase in the average level of endorsement of Gender Equality Norms. In contrast, students whose entry-level endorsement of Gender Equality Norms was above the average level of endorsement of the existing students did not change their average level of endorsement between entry to CWC and graduation. These findings are consistent with the conclusion that the norms of Gender Equality held by students who entered in 1991 and remained to graduate was affected by the existing culture of CWC.

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