The Black worker : race, labor, and civil rights since emancipation / edited by Eric Arnesen.

Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2007.
Description
319 pages ; 23 cm

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Summary note
Contains eleven essays that address issues faced by African-American workers since the late-nineteenth century, such as economic insecurity, the rise and fall of NAACP, and the civil rights movement.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • "Sweet dreams of freedom" : freedwomen's reconstruction of life and labor in lowcountry South Carolina / Leslie A. Schwalm
  • The quicksands of economic insecurity : African Americans, strikebreaking, and labor activism in the industrial era / Eric Arnesen
  • "Work that body": African American women, work, and leisure in Atlanta and the New South / Tera W. Hunter
  • Industrial sentinels confront the "rabid faction" : Black elites, Black workers, and the labor question in the Jim Crow South / Brian Kelly
  • "We must live anyhow" : African American women and sex work in Chicago, 1880-1900 / Cynthia M. Blair
  • The great war, Black workers, and the rise and fall of the NAACP in the South / Steven A. Reich
  • The organizing tradition among African American plantation workers in the Arkansas Delta in the age of Jim Crow / Nan Elizabeth Woodruff
  • Mobilizing Black Chicago : the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and community organizing, 1925-35 / Beth Tompkins Bates
  • Opportunities found and lost : labor, radicals, and the early rights movement / Robert Korstad and Nelson Lichtenstein
  • "Simple truths of democracy" : African Americans and organized labor in the post-World War II South / William Powell Jones
  • Managing discontent : the life and career of Leamon Hood, Black public employee union activist / Joseph A. McCartin.
ISBN
  • 0252031458 ((cloth ; : alk. paper))
  • 9780252031458 ((cloth ; : alk. paper))
  • 0252073800 ((pbk. ; : alk. paper))
  • 9780252073809 ((pbk. ; : alk. paper))
LCCN
2006025173
OCLC
70884939
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