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Black freedom fighters in steel : the struggle for democratic unionism

Author: Ruth Needleman
Publisher: Ithaca ; London : ILR Press, 2003.
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Thousands of African Americans poured into northwest Indiana in the 1920s dreaming of decent-paying jobs and a life without Klansmen, chain gangs, and cotton. Black Freedom Fighters in Steel: The  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Needleman
ISBN: 0801437415 9780801437410 0801488583 9780801488580
OCLC Number: 1172162993
Description: xi, 305 p. : ill., map, ports. ; 24 cm.
Contents: "Oh, that Kimbley, he's union crazy" - George Kimbley; "Slavery never ended at Inland" - William Young; "The only race that mattered was the human race" - John Howard; "Get your horses" - Curtis Strong; "Plain old-fashioned discrimination" - Jonathan Comer; "Change this segregated system!" - the National Ad Hoc Committee in Steel; "Between a rock and a hard place" - taking a job on staff; "Diplomats and rabble-rousers" - black radicalism and the union movement; "U pheavalin steel" - from the consent decree to global restructuring; "Fire in the belly" - a conversation among black labor leaders.
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"As a source of material on fighting racism at work, or on union organizing in general, this book is extremely valuable." -- Diane Fieldes * The Journal of Industrial Relations * "Ruth Needleman's Read more...

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