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World War I and Urban Order

The Local Class Politics of National Mobilization

Authors: Hodges, Adam

  • Presents a close study of the impact of World War I on local politics, labor, urban governance, and daily life in Portland, Oregon
  • Sheds light on how World War I dramatically changed the scope of governance to everyday life in American cities
  • Explores urban class politics, labor relations, radicalism, anti-radicalism, and the Red Scare
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About this book

This book uses Portland, Oregon to bring to life the transformation of U.S. cities during the first truly national war mobilization effort. World War I had an enormous impact on urban life and the relationship between cities and the federal government that has been almost entirely unexplored until now.

About the authors

Adam J. Hodges is Associate Professor of History at the University of Houston—Clear Lake, USA. He earned a B.Sc. at the London School of Economics and a Ph.D. at the University of Illinois at Urbana—Champaign. He has published peer-reviewed articles on labor history and urban class politics during the Progressive Era.

Reviews

“This relatively short, lively book should appeal to a good-sized readership. First, it will work well in advanced undergraduate and graduate classes. And general readers seeking information about our unaccountable surveillance state, police repression, and the excessive power of business will profit from learning about the deep roots of these problems and the ways ordinary people have fought back.” (Chad Pearson, The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, Vol. 16 (4), October, 2017)

“This account by Hodges (history, Univ. of Houston-Clear Lake), tightly centered on Portland, OR (1917–19), is most welcome, particularly because, as he notes, the overwhelmingly ‘national focus of the historical literature’ has ‘obscured the innovative ways’ state and local governments instigated and implemented severe repression of (massive but entirely peaceful) WW I dissent. … Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.” (R. J. Goldstein, Choice, Vol. 54 (2), October, 2016)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction: World War I and the City

    Hodges, Adam J.

    Pages 1-10

  • Portland: Middle-Class Paradise or City of Struggle?

    Hodges, Adam J.

    Pages 11-35

  • Policing Everyday Life: Federal Power, Local Elites, and Citizen Spies

    Hodges, Adam J.

    Pages 37-56

  • Policing the Shipyards: The EFC and the Federal Struggle for Urban Industrial Order

    Hodges, Adam J.

    Pages 57-80

  • Wartime Class Struggle: The Portland Labor Movement and the Industrial Peace Regime

    Hodges, Adam J.

    Pages 81-103

Buy this book

eBook $19.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-49811-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $100.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-51578-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $29.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-70344-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
World War I and Urban Order
Book Subtitle
The Local Class Politics of National Mobilization
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-49811-3
DOI
10.1057/9781137498113
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-51578-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-70344-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 198
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