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Workers against the city : the fight for free speech in Hague v. CIO / Donald W. Rogers.

Author/Creator:
Rogers, Donald W., 1948- author.
Publication:
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2020]
Format/Description:
Book
x, 239 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series:
Working class in American history
The working class in American history
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Subjects:
Freedom of speech -- United States -- History.
Assembly, Right of -- United States -- History.
Labor unions -- Law and legislation -- United States -- History.
Hague, Frank, 1876-1956.
American Federation of Labor. Committee for Industrial Organization.
Mayors -- New Jersey -- Jersey City.
Jersey City (N.J.) -- Politics and government.
Assembly, Right of.
Freedom of speech.
Labor unions -- Law and legislation.
Mayors.
Politics and government.
New Jersey -- Jersey City.
United States.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
"The 1939 Supreme Court decision Hague v. CIO was a constitutional milestone that strengthened the right of Americans, including labor organizers, to assemble and speak in public places. Donald W. Rogers eschews the prevailing view of the case as a morality play pitting Jersey City, New Jersey, political boss Frank Hague against the Committee for Industrial Organization (CIO) and allied civil libertarian groups. Instead, he draws on a wide range of archives and evidence to re-evaluate Hague v. CIO from the ground up. Rogers's review of the case from district court to the Supreme Court illuminates the trial proceedings and provides perspectives from both sides. As he shows, the economic, political, and legal restructuring of the 1930s refined constitutional rights as much as the court case did. The final decision also revealed that assembly and speech rights change according to how judges and lawmakers act within the circumstances of a given moment"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: 1. The Rise of Boss Hague: Municipal Politics and Civil Liberties in the Old Era
2. Workers in Transition: Remaking Labor Unionism in a Boss-Run Town
3. Street Fight and Media Fight: The Battle for Jersey City
4. Into Federal District Court: Municipal Power and Civil Liberties in a New Forum
5. The U.S. Supreme Court Decisions: "Time Out of Mind"?.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other format:
Online version: Rogers, Donald W., 1948- Workers against the city
ISBN:
9780252043468
0252043464
9780252085369
0252085361
9780252052347
OCLC:
1156425023