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Organize or Starve!: Communists, Labor, and Antiradical Violence

Robin D. G. Kelley

in Hammer and Hoe: Alabama Communists during the Great Depression

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625485
eISBN:
9781469625508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625485.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on efforts to unionize industrial workers in Birmingham. Communist-led trade unions remained virtually nonexistent in Birmingham's mines and mills despite three years of ... More


. Tupelo Homesteads: A Shelter in the Storm

Fred C. Smith

in Trouble in Goshen: Plain Folk, Roosevelt, Jesus, and Marx in the Great Depression South

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781617039560
eISBN:
9781626740099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039560.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter is an institutional history of Tupelo Homesteads. The Homesteaders were subject to a milder and more subtle form of pressure to cooperate than were the clients of Dyess and Hillhouse. ... More


As Furious as the Last Horseman of a Legion of the Bitter-End: Birmingham, Alabama

Jennifer Ritterhouse

in Discovering the South: One Man's Travels through a Changing America in the 1930s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630946
eISBN:
9781469630960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630946.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter centers on Daniels's interviews with Birmingham industrialist Charles F. DeBardeleben and labor organizer William Mitch of the United Mine Workers (UMW) and Congress of Industrial ... More


Storming the Bastille: The Triumph of Social Justice Unionism

Sharon McConnell-Sidorick

in Silk Stockings and Socialism: Philadelphia's Radical Hosiery Workers from the Jazz Age to the New Deal

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469632957
eISBN:
9781469632971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632957.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter demonstrates how the hosiery union's important but heretofore forgotten efforts played a key role in the founding of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) and important labor ... More


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