What Do We Need a Union For?: The TWUA in the South, 1945-1955

Front Cover
Univ of North Carolina Press, 1997 - Political Science - 285 pages
0 Reviews
The rise in standards of living throughout the U. S. in the wake of World War II brought significant changes to the lives of southern textile workers. Mill workers' wages rose, their purchasing power grew, and their economic expectations increased_with li
  

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Selected pages

Contents

Workers Mills and Unions before 1945
1934
Cracking the Textile Industry Operation Dixie 19461953
1952
What Do We Need a Union For? Weve Never Had It So Good The Problem of Rising Wages in Operation Dixie
48
Winning Elections Isnt Enough Postwar Strikes
69
Moving Southern Wages The 1951 General Strike
99
Losing on the Relief Line The 1951 Strike in Danville Virginia
119
The Death of the Union The Fallout from the 1951 General Strike
154
Breaking the Chains of Slavery Unionization and Social Change in Rockingham North Carolina
177
conclusion
199
notes
211
bibliography
index

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (1997)

Timothy J. Minchin is Mellon Research Fellow in American History at Cambridge University.

Bibliographic information