Like a Family: The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 2000 - History - 500 pages
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Since its original publication in 1987, Like a Family has become a classic in the study of American labor history. Basing their research on a series of extraordinary interviews, letters, and articles from the trade press, the authors uncover the vo
  

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My wife worked 15 years at Cone Mills and I have to ask her about most of the terms in the book as they are not explained. Skip the first chapter unless you enjoy economics. Read full review

Like a family: the making of a Southern cotton mill world

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Drawing on oral interviews and workers' letters, the authors re-create the village world of the cotton mills of the Carolina Piedmont region from its beginnings in the 1880s until this distinctive ... Read full review

Contents

Everything We Had
3
Public Work
44
From the Cradle to the Grave
114
Hard Rules
183
Turn Your Radio On
237
A Multitude of Sins
289
Epilogue
358
Afterword
364
Notes
385
Bibliography
447
Index
477
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Jacquelyn Dowd Hall is professor of history and director of the Southern Oral History Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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