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Labor, civil rights, and the Hughes Tool Company

Author: Michael R Botson
Publisher: College Station : Texas A & M University Press, ©2005.
Series: Kenneth E. Montague series in oil and business history, no. 16.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael R Botson
ISBN: 1585444383 9781585444380
OCLC Number: 62247836
Description: xiv, 265 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Houston's working class and the origins of organized labor in the Bayou City --
How it all began : Houston, labor, oil, and working at Mr. Hughes's place --
Labor at Hughes Tool, 1929-1934 : hard times, Jim Crow, unions, and Uncle Sam --
Industrial democracy comes to the monarchy of Hughes street : the Wagner Act, the CIO, and Hughes Tool, 1935-1940 --
Jim Crow wearing steel-toed shoes and safety glasses : Hughes Tool's race-based unionism, 1940-1943 --
The battle for union security and civil rights : labor's war at Hughes Tool, 1943-1946 --
The Independent Metal Workers Union era, 1946-1961 --
No gold watch for Jim Crow's retirement.
Series Title: Kenneth E. Montague series in oil and business history, no. 16.
Responsibility: Michael R. Botson, Jr.
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