Labor, civil rights, and the Hughes Tool Company / Michael R. Botson, Jr.

Author
Botson, Michael R., 1951- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
1st ed.
Published/​Created
College Station : Texas A&M University Press, c2005.
Description
xiv, 265 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Details

Subject(s)
Series
Kenneth E. Montague series in oil and business history ; no. 16 [More in this series]
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-253) and index.
Contents
Houston's working class and the origins of organized labor in the Bayou City -- How it all began : Houston, labor, oil, and working at Mr. Hughes's place -- Labor at Hughes Tool, 1929-1934 : hard times, Jim Crow, unions, and Uncle Sam -- Industrial democracy comes to the monarchy of Hughes street : the Wagner Act, the CIO, and Hughes Tool, 1935-1940 -- Jim Crow wearing steel-toed shoes and safety glasses : Hughes Tool's race-based unionism, 1940-1943 -- The battle for union security and civil rights : labor's war at Hughes Tool, 1943-1946 -- The Independent Metal Workers Union era, 1946-1961 -- No gold watch for Jim Crow's retirement.
ISBN
1585444383 (cloth : alk. paper)
LCCN
2005000862
OCLC
62247836
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