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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


Strike!: The Radical Insurrections of Ellen Dawson

David Lee McMullen

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034867
eISBN:
9780813038674
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034867.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book is a biography of Ellen Dawson (1900–1967), a Scottish woman who participated in three of the largest and most dramatic textile strikes in U.S. history—Passaic, New Jersey; New Bedford, ... More


Out of the Southern Frying Pan, into the Global Fire

Lane Windham

in Knocking on Labor's Door: Union Organizing in the 1970s and the Roots of a New Economic Divide

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632070
eISBN:
9781469632094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632070.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores two union elections among textile workers at Cannon Mills in Kannapolis, North Carolina (near Charlotte) in 1974 and 1985. This chapter puts union organizing into dialogue with ... More


Disputes in Dundee's Jute Industry

Eleanor Gordon

in Women and the Labour Movement in Scotland 1850–1914

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201434
eISBN:
9780191674884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201434.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter deals with the women textile workers of Dundee, their unorganized action over wages and conditions, and their response to trade unionism. The analysis illustrates that despite the fact ... More


Worker Against Worker

David Lee McMullen

in Strike!: The Radical Insurrections of Ellen Dawson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034867
eISBN:
9780813038674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034867.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

One of the last organized events of the textile workers strike occurred when Dawson and other Textile Mill Committee leaders took a group of children to the office of the New Bedford school ... More


The Layered Communities of Mexican Cotton Textile Workers

in Revolution within the Revolution: Cotton Textile Workers and the Mexican Labor Regime, 1910–1923

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758062
eISBN:
9780804779647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758062.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Cotton textile workers lived in textile communities, mill towns, factory housing, and working-class neighborhoods that facilitated an easy communication among them. This chapter describes the layered ... More


Keeping “Idle Youngsters” Out of Trouble: Japan’s 1929 Abolition of Night Work and the Problem of Free Time

Elyssa Faison

in Managing Women: Disciplining Labor in Modern Japan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252967
eISBN:
9780520934184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252967.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on the 1929 ban on night work for women and children and the sense of crisis the ban provoked among managers of female labor. The end of night work sparked concerns about the use ... More


The 1928 New Bedford Strike

David Lee McMullen

in Strike!: The Radical Insurrections of Ellen Dawson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034867
eISBN:
9780813038674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034867.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the changing role of Ellen Dawson in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Although she was not the first activist to arrive on the scene, she played a central and highly visible role in ... More


The Beginning of the Workers' Revolution, 1910–1912

in Revolution within the Revolution: Cotton Textile Workers and the Mexican Labor Regime, 1910–1923

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758062
eISBN:
9780804779647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758062.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter discusses the beginning of the workers' revolution. Madero's challenge to Díaz led to a rapid unionization of the largest and most important mills in 1910–11. Unionization and the ... More


Southern Textile Workers

David Lee McMullen

in Strike!: The Radical Insurrections of Ellen Dawson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034867
eISBN:
9780813038674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034867.003.0015
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Dawson was the first woman organizer to arrive in North Carolina. As a result, she played a pivotal role in what is perhaps the most infamous strike in the history of the southern textile ... More


The Institutionalization of the Labor Regime: Unions

in Revolution within the Revolution: Cotton Textile Workers and the Mexican Labor Regime, 1910–1923

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758062
eISBN:
9780804779647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758062.003.0007
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter traces the changes in trade unions from 1910 to 1920. The sometimes ignored and usually combated unions of the late Porfiriato were a far cry from the wealthy and powerful organizations ... More


The Passaic Textile Strike of 1926

David Lee McMullen

in Strike!: The Radical Insurrections of Ellen Dawson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034867
eISBN:
9780813038674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034867.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Ellen Dawson gained prominence in the Passaic Textile Strike of 1926. It was in Passaic during 1926 that Dawson started her journey toward becoming one of the leading women labor activists in the ... 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


Challenging Authority, 1912–1916

in Revolution within the Revolution: Cotton Textile Workers and the Mexican Labor Regime, 1910–1923

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758062
eISBN:
9780804779647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758062.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter demonstrates how a broad but thin workers' movement evolved into a true social revolution in the workplace, which is to say, a generalized challenge to the authority of owners at work. ... More


The Silk Weavers of Kyoto: Family and Work in a Changing Traditional Industry

Tamara Hareven

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228177
eISBN:
9780520935761
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228177.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

The makers of obi, the elegant and costly sash worn over kimono in Japan, belong to an endangered species. These families of manufacturers, weavers, and other craftspeople centered in the Nishijin ... More


The Strike Drags On

David Lee McMullen

in Strike!: The Radical Insurrections of Ellen Dawson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034867
eISBN:
9780813038674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034867.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter gives a detailed account of the continuing Passaic Textile Strike. Keeping the strike before the American public was a key strategy of the Passaic strikers. They enlisted the support of ... More


The Revolution and the Labor Regime, 1910–1923

in Revolution within the Revolution: Cotton Textile Workers and the Mexican Labor Regime, 1910–1923

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758062
eISBN:
9780804779647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758062.003.0009
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter demonstrates how workers won their revolution through an analysis of the changes in wages, hours, and benefits, and also control over hiring, firing, and discipline. It also analyzes the ... More


Epilogue

Patrick Huber

in Linthead Stomp: The Creation of Country Music in the Piedmont South

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832257
eISBN:
9781469606217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807886786_huber.9
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book concludes by describing the lives of ordinary Piedmont textile workers throughout the late nineteenth century and much of the first half of the twentieth century as riddled with poverty, ... More


Southcottians in Industrial Society

Dr Philip Lockley

in Visionary Religion and Radicalism in Early Industrial England: From Southcott to Socialism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199663873
eISBN:
9780191744792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199663873.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Society

This chapter presents a new assessment of Southcottian social identities and their relation to industrial conditions. It addresses the limitations of existing studies, drawing on primary sources to ... More


‘An Insurrection of Maids’: Domestic Servants and the Agitation of 1872

Jan Merchant

in Victorian Dundee: Image and Realities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845860912
eISBN:
9781474406062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845860912.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter examines the events of Dundee's maidservants' agitation in 1872. On the evening of 19 April 1872, a meeting of local maidservants was held in Mathers' Hotel, Dundee, which concluded with ... More


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