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The challenge of interracial unionism : Alabama coal miners, 1878-1921

Author: Daniel Letwin
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : University of North Carolina Press, ©1998.
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This study explores a tradition of interracial unionism that persisted in the coal fields of Alabama from the dawn of the New South through the turbulent era of World War I. Daniel Letwin focuses on the forces that prompted black and white miners to collaborate in the labor movement even as racial segregation divided them in nearly every other aspect of their lives. Letwin examines a series of labor campaigns -
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Letwin, Daniel.
Challenge of interracial unionism.
Chapel Hill, N.C. : University of North Carolina Press, ©1998
(DLC) 97009365
(OCoLC)36573697
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Letwin
ISBN: 0807862878 9780807862872
OCLC Number: 44961185
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 289 pages)
Contents: The rise of the Birmingham district --
The world of the Alabama coal miners --
The Greenback-Labor Party and the Knights of Labor --
The United Mine Workers in the populist era --
The United Mine Workers in the age of segregation --
The United Mine Workers in the World War I era.
Responsibility: Daniel Letwin.

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