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Capital moves : RCA's seventy-year quest for cheap labor

Author: Jefferson Cowie
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Find a pool of cheap, pliable workers and give them jobs - and soon they cease to be as cheap or as pliable. What is an employer to do then? Why, find another poor community desperate for work. This route - one taken time and again by major American manufacturers - is vividly chronicled in this fascinating account of RCA's half-century-long search for desirable sources of labor. Capital Moves introduces us to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jefferson Cowie
ISBN: 0801435250 9780801435256 0801485223 9780801485220
OCLC Number: 40298442
Awards: Winner of Winner of the 1999 Philip Taft Prize for the Best.
Description: x, 273 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: In defiance of their master's voice: Camden, 1929-1950 --
"Anything but an industrial town": Bloomington, 1940-1968 --
Bordering on the sun belt: Memphis, 1965-1971 --
The new industrial frontier: Ciudad Juárez, 1964-1978 --
Moving toward a shutdown: Bloomington, 1969-1998 --
The double struggle: Ciudad Juárez, 1978-1998 --
The distances in between.
Responsibility: Jefferson Cowie.
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Find a pool of cheap, pliable workers and give them jobs-and soon they cease to be as cheap or as pliable. What is an employer to do then? Why, find another poor community desperate for work. This  Read more...

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