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The tribe of Black Ulysses : African American lumber workers in the Jim Crow south

Author: William Powell Jones
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2005.
Series: Working class in American history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The lumber industry employed more African American men than any other economic sector in the Southern States outside agriculture. This study explores the changing relationship to industrial work in three sawmill communities.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Powell Jones
ISBN: 0252029798 9780252029790 0252072294 9780252072291
OCLC Number: 56111580
Description: xv, 235 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.
Contents: Remaking a southern lumber mill world --
Black families between farm and factory --
Race, class and leisure in the industrial South --
The new deal and the new tradition --
Race, region, and the limits of industrial unionism --
Black working-class politics in the postwar South.
Series Title: Working class in American history.
Responsibility: William P. Jones.
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Exploring black men and women's changing relationship to industrial work in three sawmill communities (Elizabethtown, South Carolina, Chapman, Alabama, and Bogalusa, Louisiana), the author reveals  Read more...

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