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Inside Development in Latin America: A Report from the Dominican Republic, Colombia, & Brazil

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Publisher Comments:

This optimistic view of three Latin American countries describes community health programs and rural extension projects through the people who do the work. They explain how credit is organized, describe the routines at health posts, and discuss crops and cooperatives. Here is powerful evidence of what can be accomplished when community-based development focuses on people and their everyday problems. Lang argues that local development is affordable, realistic, and irreplacable.

A UNC Press Enduring Edition — UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

Synopsis:

'A classic study of labor history in the textile industry of the South during the 1920s and 30s. The authors drew from extensive interviews, letters, and newspaper articles to reconstruct the lives and struggles of factory workers and their families. This edition includes a new prologue and epilogue.'

Synopsis:

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 voices and experiences of workers in the Southern cotton mill industry during the 1920s and 1930s. Now with a new afterword, this edition stands as an invaluable contribution to American social history.

About the Author

Robert Korstad is assistant professor of public policy studies and history at Duke University.Lu Ann Jones is associate professor of history at East Carolina University. Christopher Daly, a former correspondent for the Washington Post, is associate professor of journalism at Boston University.

Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword by Michael Frisch

Preface

Acknowledgments

Note on Sources

Part One: Cotton Mill People

Chapter 1. Everything We Had

Chapter 2. Public Work

Chapter 3. From the Cradle to the Grave

Part Two: Air and Promises

Chapter 4. Hard Rules

Chapter 5. Turn Your Radio On

Chapter 6. A Multitude of Sins

Epilogue

Afterword

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Maps

1. Textile Spindleage in the Southeast, 1929

2. Counties of the Southeast, 1929

3. Rivers and Railroads of the Southeast, 1930

4. Selected Mill Towns of the Carolinas, 1930

Illustrations

A North Carolina mountain farm

Men gathered for wheat threshing

Advertisement for Altamahaw Plaids

Officers and superintendents of the Cone family's Proximity and White Oak plants

The Gaffney Manufacturing Company

Workers at the Franklinville Manufacturing Company

Doffers at the Bibb Mill No. 1

Learning to spin

Men opening bales of cotton at the White Oak Mill

Card room hands at the Franklinville Manufacturing Company

Men and women weaving at the White Oak Mill

Women drawing in at the White Oak Mill

The card room at the White Oak Mill

Swimming in the whirlpool on the Deep River

Girls enjoy a break from work

The superintendent's house at the Franklinville Manufacturing Company

D. A. Tompkin's plan for a four-room mill house

Children six to eight years old in the school at the Lynchburg Cotton Mills

Welfare worker conducting a domestic science class at Proximity Mills

The mill baseball team at Bynum, North Carolina

Children participating in organized recreation at the Franklinville Manufacturing Company

Raising chickens

Caring for livestock

Advertisement for labor-saving machinery

Advertisement for Veeder-Root pick counters

Advertisement for high-speed machinery

Ella May Wiggins

Flossie Cole Grindstaff

Lawrence Hogan

The Piedmont Heights mill complex and village

James Spencer Love

James Lee Love with Cornelia and Spencer

The Hagenback and Wallace Show

The Swingbillies

Preacher George Washington Swinney

Glen Hope Baptist Church

The Blue Eagle

Francis Gorman

George Sloan

Union memebers marching down the main street of Gastonia, North Carolina

National Guardsmen rounding up strikers in Newman, Gerogia

Dancing pickets outside the Clark Thread Mill

Striking workers fresh from a confontation with police outside the Trion Cotton Mill

Lacy Wright

Icy Norman

"Performing Like a Family" performance ensemble, production staff, and co-author Robert Korstad

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807841952
Author:
Lang, James
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Author:
Korstad, Robert
Author:
and Christopher B. Daly Lu Ann Jones
Author:
Hall, Jacquelyn Dowd
Author:
Lu Ann Jones, and Christopher B. Daly
Location:
Chapel Hill :
Subject:
Public Health
Subject:
Rural development projects.
Subject:
Agricultural development projects.
Subject:
Public health -- Colombia.
Subject:
Sociology, rural
Subject:
South; labor studies; North Carolina; women; American studies; cotton mill industry ; oral history
Subject:
Latin america
Subject:
Sociology-Urban Studies City Specific
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
16
Publication Date:
19881131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
328
Dimensions:
8.9 x 5.9 in

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"Synopsis" by , 'A classic study of labor history in the textile industry of the South during the 1920s and 30s. The authors drew from extensive interviews, letters, and newspaper articles to reconstruct the lives and struggles of factory workers and their families. This edition includes a new prologue and epilogue.'
"Synopsis" by , 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 voices and experiences of workers in the Southern cotton mill industry during the 1920s and 1930s. Now with a new afterword, this edition stands as an invaluable contribution to American social history.
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