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Holding the Line: Women in the Great Arizona Mine Strike of 1983

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Holding the Line, Barbara Kingsolver's first non-fiction book, is the story of women's lives transformed by an a signal event. Set in the small mining towns of Arizona, it is part oral history and part social criticism, exploring the process of empowerment which occurs when people work together as a community. Like Kingsolver's award-winning novels, Holding the Line is a beautifully written book grounded on the strength of its characters.

Hundreds of families held the line in the 1983 strike against Phelps Dodge Copper in Arizona. After more than a year the strikers lost their union certification, but the battle permanently altered the social order in these small, predominantly Hispanic mining towns. At the time the strike began, many women said they couldn't leave the house without their husband's permission. Yet, when injunctions barred union men from picketing, their wives and daughters turned out for the daily picket lines. When the strike dragged on and men left to seek jobs elsewhere, women continued to picket, organize support, and defend their rights even when the towns were occupied by the National Guard. Nothing can ever be the same as it was before, said Diane McCormick of the Morenci Miners Women's Auxiliary. Look at us. At the beginning of this strike, we were just a bunch of ladies.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [197]-199) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780801483899
Author:
Kingsolver, Barbara
Publisher:
ILR Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Labor & Industrial Relations
Subject:
Strikes and lockouts
Subject:
Phelps, dodge and company (founded 1833)
Subject:
Women political activists
Subject:
Women -- Arizona.
Subject:
Women labor union members.
Subject:
Phelps Dodge Corporation Strike, Morenci, Ariz., 198
Subject:
Labor & Industrial Relations - General
Subject:
Phelps Dodge Corporation Strike, Morenci, Ari
Subject:
Politics-Labor
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references p. 16.
Series Volume:
890.
Publication Date:
19961131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
xxiii, 213 p.
Dimensions:
8.96x5.98x.68 in. .88 lbs.

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