A Fabric of Defeat: The Politics of South Carolina Millhands, 1910-1948

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 1998 - History - 345 pages
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In this book, Bryant Simon brings to life the politics of white South Carolina millhands during the first half of the twentieth century. His revealing and moving account explores how this group of southern laborers thought about and participated in politi
  

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
The Man of Office Is Cole Blease
11
Bleasism in Decline 19241930
36
Searching for Answers to the Great Depression
59
We the People of the USA New Deal Americanism on the Mill Hills
79
Mr Roosevelt Aint Going to Stand for This New Deal Battles 19331934
90
The General Textile Strike September 1934
109
The Enthronement of Textile Labor The 1934 Governors Race
123
They Dont Like Us because Were Lintheads The Highway Fight 19351937
167
the Carpetbaggers Are Coming The 1938 Senate Race
188
The New Politics of Race 19381948
219
CONCLUSION
237
APPENDIX
241
NOTES
247
BIBLIOGRAPHY
305
INDEX
337

When Votes Dont Add Up Olin D Johnston and the Workers Compensation Act 19351937
137
Fighting for the Right to Strike 19351936
151

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About the author (1998)

Bryant Simon is assistant professor of history at the University of Georgia.

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