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“Gun Cotton”: Southern Industrialists, International Trade, and the Republican Party in the 1950s

Katherine Rye Jewell

in Painting Dixie Red: When, Where, Why, and How the South Became Republican

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813036847
eISBN:
9780813043999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036847.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter argues that changes in foreign trade during the 1950s pushed conservative southern industrialists (traditionally Democrats) into close cooperation with northern Republicans increasingly ... More


Shutdowns in the Sun Belt: The Decline of the Textile and Apparel Industry and Deindustrialization in the South

Timothy J. Minchin

in Life and Labor in the New New South

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813037950
eISBN:
9780813043111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037950.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores the decline of the textile and apparel industry in the South. For decades the industry was the biggest employer in the region, but since the 1970s it has been hit hard by import ... More


The Movement for Economic Democracy in the South: The Virginia Organizing Project, 1995–2004

Michael Dennis

in Life and Labor in the New New South

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813037950
eISBN:
9780813043111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037950.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the 1990s, the South became the nation's leading exponent of free market fundamentalism. Business leaders updated the South's traditional hostility to labor unionism and wrapped it in an ideology ... More


A Different Kind of Union: SEIU Healthcare Florida from the Mid-1990s through 2009

Bruce Nissen

in Life and Labor in the New New South

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813037950
eISBN:
9780813043111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037950.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the history of the SEIU healthcare workers union in Florida from the mid-1990s through most of the first decade of the 21st century. It covers the aggressive union organizing ... More


Why Labor History Still Matters

Matthew Hild and Keri Leigh Merritt

in Reconsidering Southern Labor History: Race, Class, and Power

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813056975
eISBN:
9780813053752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056975.003.0020
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries posed new challenges for working-class southerners even as old problems persisted. Some of the new problems resulted from the globalization of the ... More


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