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Reconsidering southern labor history : race, class, and power / edited by Matthew Hild and Keri Leigh Merritt.

Contributor(s): Hild, Matthew [editor.] | Merritt, Keri Leigh, 1980- [editor.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2018]Copyright date: ©2018Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780813052335; 0813052335.Subject(s): Working class -- Southern States -- History | African Americans -- Employment -- Southern States -- History | Southern States -- Social conditions | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Labor | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Labor & Industrial Relations | African Americans -- Employment | Social conditions | Working class | Southern States | HISTORY / United States / State & Local / South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)Genre/Form: Electronic books. | History.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Reconsidering southern labor history : race, class, and power.DDC classification: 331.0975 LOC classification: HD8083.S9 | R43 2018Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Introduction / Matthew Hild and Keri Leigh Merritt -- Section 1. The early republic and the Old South -- Origins of the Charleston Mechanic Society: white labor activism and slave competition in Charleston, South Carolina in the early national era / Thomas Brown -- "Vagrant negroes": the policing of labor and mobility in the upper south in the early republic / Kristin O'Brassill-Kulfan -- Origins of the prison industrial complex: inmate labor in the deep south, 1817-1865 / Brett J. Derbes -- To carry that burden: the Texas Cart War and the place of Mexican laborers in the southern landscape, 1854-1857 / Maria Angela Diaz -- Section 2. Reconstruction and the gilded age -- The promise of free labor: Carl Schurz and Republican conceptions of labor within the reconstruction south / Stuart MacKay -- Haskins v. Royster and the liberty to be unfree: reconstructing North Carolina labor law / Linda A. Tvrdy -- Unfaithful followers: rethinking southern non-unionism in the late nineteenth century / Dana M. Caldemeyer -- Southern labor and the lure of populism: workers and power in North Carolina / Deborah Beckel -- The Appalachian "gunmen of capitalism" / T.R.C. Hutton -- Section 3. The twentieth century and civil rights -- Rooted: black railroad shopmen, the 1922 strike, and southern civil rights struggles / Theresa A. Case -- African American and Latino workers in the age of industrial agriculture / Erin L. Conlin -- The Freedom Labor Union: economic justice and the civil rights movement in Mississippi / Michael Sistrom -- "A threshold moment": public sector organizing and civil rights unionism in the postwar south / Joseph E. Hower -- Section 4. The modern south -- Pens, planes, and politics: how race and labor practices shaped postwar Atlanta / Joseph M. Thompson -- Beyond boosterism: Fort Smith and the creation of a conservative economic culture / Adam Carson -- From "the chosen" to the precariat: southern workers in foreign-owned factories since the 1980s / David M. Anderson & Andrew C. McKevitt -- Section 5. Concluding thoughts -- The historiographies of the labor and civil rights movements: at the intersection of parallel lines / Alan Draper -- So goes the nation: southern antecedents and the future of work / Bethany Moreton -- Why labor history still matters / Matthew Hild and Keri Leigh Merritt.
Summary: Reconsidering Southern Labor History: Race, Class, and Power presents fresh and original scholarship that reexamines and reinterprets the field. Collectively, these essays cover virtually the entire span of United States history, from the early national period following the American Revolution through the twenty-first century. The essays that examine the antebellum South will demonstrate that the problems of southern labor in that era still carry relevance in the twenty-first century and merit scholars' attention.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction / Matthew Hild and Keri Leigh Merritt -- Section 1. The early republic and the Old South -- Origins of the Charleston Mechanic Society: white labor activism and slave competition in Charleston, South Carolina in the early national era / Thomas Brown -- "Vagrant negroes": the policing of labor and mobility in the upper south in the early republic / Kristin O'Brassill-Kulfan -- Origins of the prison industrial complex: inmate labor in the deep south, 1817-1865 / Brett J. Derbes -- To carry that burden: the Texas Cart War and the place of Mexican laborers in the southern landscape, 1854-1857 / Maria Angela Diaz -- Section 2. Reconstruction and the gilded age -- The promise of free labor: Carl Schurz and Republican conceptions of labor within the reconstruction south / Stuart MacKay -- Haskins v. Royster and the liberty to be unfree: reconstructing North Carolina labor law / Linda A. Tvrdy -- Unfaithful followers: rethinking southern non-unionism in the late nineteenth century / Dana M. Caldemeyer -- Southern labor and the lure of populism: workers and power in North Carolina / Deborah Beckel -- The Appalachian "gunmen of capitalism" / T.R.C. Hutton -- Section 3. The twentieth century and civil rights -- Rooted: black railroad shopmen, the 1922 strike, and southern civil rights struggles / Theresa A. Case -- African American and Latino workers in the age of industrial agriculture / Erin L. Conlin -- The Freedom Labor Union: economic justice and the civil rights movement in Mississippi / Michael Sistrom -- "A threshold moment": public sector organizing and civil rights unionism in the postwar south / Joseph E. Hower -- Section 4. The modern south -- Pens, planes, and politics: how race and labor practices shaped postwar Atlanta / Joseph M. Thompson -- Beyond boosterism: Fort Smith and the creation of a conservative economic culture / Adam Carson -- From "the chosen" to the precariat: southern workers in foreign-owned factories since the 1980s / David M. Anderson & Andrew C. McKevitt -- Section 5. Concluding thoughts -- The historiographies of the labor and civil rights movements: at the intersection of parallel lines / Alan Draper -- So goes the nation: southern antecedents and the future of work / Bethany Moreton -- Why labor history still matters / Matthew Hild and Keri Leigh Merritt.

Reconsidering Southern Labor History: Race, Class, and Power presents fresh and original scholarship that reexamines and reinterprets the field. Collectively, these essays cover virtually the entire span of United States history, from the early national period following the American Revolution through the twenty-first century. The essays that examine the antebellum South will demonstrate that the problems of southern labor in that era still carry relevance in the twenty-first century and merit scholars' attention.

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