Rainbow at Midnight

Labor and Culture in the 1940s
Author: George Lipsitz
Paper – $32
978-0-252-06394-7
Publication Date
Paperback: 01/01/1994
Cloth: 01/01/1994
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About the Book

Rainbow at Midnight details the origins and evolution of working-class strategies for independence during and after World War II. Arguing that the 1940s may well have been the most revolutionary decade in U.S. history, George Lipsitz combines popular culture, politics, economics, and history to show how war mobilization transformed the working class and how that transformation brought issues of race, gender, and democracy to the forefront of American political culture. This book is a substantially revised and expanded work developed from the author's heralded 1981 Class and Culture in Cold War America.

About the Author

George Lipsitz, a professor of ethnic studies at the University of California at San Diego, is also the author of A Life in the Struggle: Ivory Perry and the Culture of Opposition, for which he won the Kayden Prize and the Anisfield-Wolf Prize.