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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 Conservative Party and Empire, 1945–1951

PHILIP MURPHY

in Party Politics and Decolonization: The Conservative Party and British Colonial Policy in Tropical Africa 1951-1964

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205050
eISBN:
9780191676475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205050.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

Conservative loyalties centred upon three British empires: the empire of prestige, the empire of ‘kith and kin’, and the economic empire of tariff barriers and the sterling area. As this chapter ... More


Trading with Germany and the Allies – Blackmail and Brinksmanship

John Gilmour

in Sweden, the Swastika and Stalin: The Swedish experience in the Second World War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627462
eISBN:
9780748671274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627462.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The vital supplies on which Sweden was so dependent were primarily coal, coke, and oil imports because the country had few carbon resources despite extensive forestry. Before the war, coal and coke ... More


North America and NAFTA

Jay Winter and Michael Teitelbaum

in The Global Spread of Fertility Decline: Population, Fear, and Uncertainty

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300139068
eISBN:
9780300195323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300139068.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter focuses on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which went into effect in 1994. It defined “North America” as consisting of the United States, Mexico, and Canada. This is an ... 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


Towards the Turning Point, July 1941–July 1943

John Gilmour

in Sweden, the Swastika and Stalin: The Swedish experience in the Second World War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627462
eISBN:
9780748671274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627462.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The period between July 1941 and January 1943 initially saw Sweden trying desperately to protect itself from the consequences of a rising tide of German success in the east. Then, as the German ... 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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