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Texas labor history

Author: Bruce A Glasrud; James C Maroney
Publisher: College Station : Texas A & M University Press, ©2013.
Series: Centennial series of the Association of Former Students, Texas A & M University, no. 119.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Too often, observers and writers of Texas history have accepted assumptions about labour movements in the state - both organised and not - that do not bear up under the light of careful scrutiny.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2012044210
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce A Glasrud; James C Maroney
ISBN: 1603449787 9781603449786
OCLC Number: 841229553
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 444 pages).
Contents: Introduction: the neglected heritage of Texas labor / James C. Maroney and Bruce A. Glasrud --
The early history of labor organizations in Texas, 1838-1876 / James V. Reese --
On empire's shore : free and unfree workers in Galveston, Texas, 1840-1860 / Robert S. Shelton --
The cowboy strike of 1883 : its causes and meaning / Robert E. Zeigler --
The radical potential of the Knights' biracialism : the 1885-1886 Gould system strikes and their aftermath / Theresa A. Case --
"Underground patriots" : Thurber coal miners and the struggle for industrial freedom, 1888-1903 / Marilyn D. Rhinehart --
The gospel of wealth goes south : John Henry Kirby and labor's struggle for self-determination, 1901-1916 / George T. Morgan Jr. --
Tenant farmer discontent and socialist protest in Texas, 1901-1917 / James R. Green --
The Texas-Louisiana oil field strike of 1917 / James C. Maroney --
Opening the closed shop : the Galveston longshoremen's strike of 1920-1921 / Joseph Abel --
Tejana radical : Emma Tenayuca and the San Antonio labor movement during the Great Depression / Zaragosa Vargas --
Unionizing the Trinity Portland Cement Company in Dallas, Texas, 1934-1939 / Gregg Andrews --
Discord in Dallas : auto workers, city fathers, and the Ford Motor Company, 1937-1941 / George N. Green --
Texas homeworkers in the Depression / Julia Kirk Blackwelder --
Black Texans and theater craft unionism : the struggle for racial equality / Ernest Obadele-Starks --
The failed promise of wartime opportunity for Mexicans in the Texas oil industry / Emilio Zamora --
No gold watch for Jim Crow's retirement : the abolition of segregated unionism at Houston's Hughes Tool Company / Michael R. Botson Jr. --
"Better to die on our feet than to live on our knees" : United Farm Workers and strikes in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, 1966-1967 / Mary Margaret McAllen Amberson --
Adelante compañeros : the sanitation worker's struggle in Lubbock, Texas, 1968-1972 / Yolanda G. Romero.
Series Title: Centennial series of the Association of Former Students, Texas A & M University, no. 119.
Responsibility: edited by Bruce A. Glasrud and James C. Maroney.

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