By Moon-Kie Jung

In the center a long time of the 20 th century, Hawai'i replaced quickly from a conservative oligarchy firmly managed through a Euro-American elite to arguably the main innovative a part of the U.S.. Spearheading the shift, tens of hundreds of thousands of sugar, pineapple, and longshore employees eagerly joined the left-led foreign Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union (ILWU) and challenged their strong employers.

In this theoretically cutting edge learn, Moon-Kie Jung explains how Filipinos, eastern, Portuguese, and others overcame entrenched racial divisions and effectively mobilized a mass working-class circulate. He overturns the unquestioned assumption that this interracial attempt traded racial politics for sophistication politics. in its place, he indicates how the flow "reworked race" by means of constructing an ideology of sophistication that integrated and rearticulated racial meanings and practices.

Examining a variety of resources, Jung delves into the chronically misunderstood prewar racisms and their imperial context, the "Big 5" companies' concerted makes an attempt to thwart unionization, the emergence of the ILWU, the function of the nation, and the influence of global battle II. via its historic research, Reworking Race demands an intensive rethinking of interracial politics in idea and practice.

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