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Life and labor in the new New South

Author: Robert H Zieger
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2012.
Series: Working in the Americas.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection of essays explores the dynamic new face of Southern labour since 1950, examining such topics as southern deindustrialisation, union activism in the healthcare industry, labour-community coalitions, the politics of southern anti-unionism, and immigrant labour in southern agriculture.
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Zieger, Robert H.
Life and Labor in the New New South.
Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert H Zieger
ISBN: 9780813042725 0813042720 9780813043111 0813043115
OCLC Number: 797838720
Description: 1 online resource (x, 363 pages :) : illustrations.
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Southern Workers in a Changing Economy; 1. "How Can Greenville Get New Industry to Come Here If We Get the Label of a C.I.O. Town?": Capital Migration and the Limits of Unionism in the Postwar South; 2. John McClellan, the Teamsters, and Biracial Labor Politics in Arkansas, 1947-1959; 3. "A Lot Closer to What It Ought to Be": Black Women and Public-Sector Employment in Baltimore, 1950-1975; 4. Worker-Citizens at the Community Bargaining Table: The St. Louis Teamsters' Community Stewards Program in the 1950s. 5. Chicano Labor and Multiracial Politics in Post-World War II Texas: Two Case Studies6. "Slaves of the State" Revolt: Southern Prison Labor and a Prison-Made Civil Rights Movement, 1945-1980; 7. Obreros in the Peach State: The Growth of Georgia's Working-Class Mexican Immigrant Communities from a Transnational Perspective; 8. Race and Labor in Memphis since the King Assassination; 9. Shutdowns in the Sun Belt: The Decline of the Textile and Apparel Industry and Deindustrialization in the South; 10. A Different Kind of Union: SEIU Healthcare Florida from the Mid-1990s through 2009. 11. The Movement for Economic Democracy in the South: The Virginia Organizing Project, 1995-2004List of Contributors; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z.
Series Title: Working in the Americas.
Responsibility: edited by Robert H. Zieger ; foreword by Richard Greenwald and Timothy J. Minchin.

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Explores the dynamic new face of US Southern labour since 1950. It weaves together the best work of established scholars with emerging cutting-edge research on ethnicity, gender, prison labour,  Read more...

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