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Civil Rights Unionism : Tobacco Workers and the Struggle for Democracy in the Mid-twentieth Century South (03 Edition)

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Drawing on scores of interviews with black and white tobacco workers in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Robert Korstad brings to life the forgotten heroes of Local 22 of the Food, Tobacco, Agricultural and Allied Workers of America-CIO. These workers confronted a system of racial capitalism that consigned African Americans to the basest jobs in the industry, perpetuated low wages for all southerners, and shored up white supremacy.

Galvanized by the emergence of the CIO, African Americans took the lead in a campaign that saw a strong labor movement and the reenfranchisement of the southern poor as keys to reforming the South--and a reformed South as central to the survival and expansion of the New Deal. In the window of opportunity opened by World War II, they blurred the boundaries between home and work as they linked civil rights and labor rights in a bid for justice at work and in the public sphere.

But civil rights unionism foundered in the maelstrom of the Cold War. Its defeat undermined later efforts by civil rights activists to raise issues of economic equality to the moral high ground occupied by the fight against legalized segregation and, Korstad contends, constrains the prospects for justice and democracy today.

Synopsis:

Recovering an important moment in early civil rights activism, Korstad chronicles the rise and fall of the union that represented thousands of African American tobacco factory workers in Winston-Salem, N.C., in the first half of the 20th century.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [421]-522) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807854549
Author:
Korstad, Robert Rodgers
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Author:
R
Author:
Food, Tobacco, Agricultural, and Allied Workers-Congress of Industrial Organizations (FTA-CIO)
Author:
R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
Location:
Chapel Hill
Subject:
History
Subject:
Labor
Subject:
Civil rights movements
Subject:
Tobacco workers
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Civil Rights
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
Labor & Industrial Relations - Unions
Subject:
Civil Rights
Subject:
Winston-salem, north carolina
Subject:
civil rights movement; mass production industries; the New Deal; communist activists; anticommunists; Local 22; Food, Tobacco, Agricultural, and Allied Workers-Congress of Industrial Organizations (FTA-CIO); R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; Winston-Salem,
Subject:
civil rights movement; mass production industries; the New Deal; communist activists; anticommunists; Local 22; Food, Tobacco, Agricultural, and Allied Workers-Congress of Industrial Organizations (FTA-CIO); R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; Winston-Salem,
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
civil rights movement; mass production industries; the New Deal; communist activists; anticommunists; Local 22; Food, Tobacco, Agricultural, and Allied Workers-Congress of Industrial Organizations (FTA-CIO); R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; Winston-Salem,
Subject:
Civil rights movements -- Southern States.
Subject:
Tobacco workers - Labor unions -
Subject:
civil rights movement; mass production industries; the New Deal; communist activists; anticommunists; Local 22; Food, Tobacco, Agricultural, and Allied Workers-Congress of Industrial Organizations (FTA-CIO); R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; Winston-Salem,
Subject:
civil rights movement; mass production industries; the New Deal; communist activists; anticommunists; Local 22; Food, Tobacco, Agricultural, and Allied Workers-Congress of Industrial Organizations (FTA-CIO); R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; Winston-Salem,
Subject:
civil rights movement; mass production industries; the New Deal; communist activists; anticommunists; Local 22; Food, Tobacco, Agricultural, and Allied Workers-Congress of Industrial Organizations (FTA-CIO); R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; Winston-Salem,
Subject:
civil rights movement; mass production industries; the New Deal; communist activists; anticommunists; Local 22; Food, Tobacco, Agricultural, and Allied Workers-Congress of Industrial Organizations (FTA-CIO); R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; Winston-Salem,
Subject:
civil rights movement; mass production industries; the New Deal; communist activists; anticommunists; Local 22; Food, Tobacco, Agricultural, and Allied Workers-Congress of Industrial Organizations (FTA-CIO); R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; Winston-Salem,
Subject:
civil rights movement; mass production industries; the New Deal; communist activists; anticommunists; Local 22; Food, Tobacco, Agricultural, and Allied Workers-Congress of Industrial Organizations (FTA-CIO); R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; Winston-Salem,
Subject:
civil rights movement; mass production industries; the New Deal; communist activists; anticommunists; Local 22; Food, Tobacco, Agricultural, and Allied Workers-Congress of Industrial Organizations (FTA-CIO); R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; Winston-Salem,
Subject:
civil rights movement; mass production industries; the New Deal; communist activists; anticommunists; Local 22; Food, Tobacco, Agricultural, and Allied Workers-Congress of Industrial Organizations (FTA-CIO); R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; Winston-Salem,
Subject:
civil rights movement; mass production industries; the New Deal; communist activists; anticommunists; Local 22; Food, Tobacco, Agricultural, and Allied Workers-Congress of Industrial Organizations (FTA-CIO); R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; Winston-Salem,
Subject:
civil rights movement; mass production industries; the New Deal; communist activists; anticommunists; Local 22; Food, Tobacco, Agricultural, and Allied Workers-Congress of Industrial Organizations (FTA-CIO); R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; Winston-Salem,
Subject:
Civil rights movement.
Subject:
mass production industries
Subject:
the New Deal
Subject:
communist activists
Subject:
anticommunists
Subject:
Local 22
Subject:
Food, Tobacco, Agricultural, and Allied Workers-Congress of Industrial Organizations (FTA-CIO)
Subject:
R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
Subject:
white supremacy
Subject:
Moranda Smith
Subject:
Ruby Jones
Subject:
Phillip Murray
Subject:
Walter White
Subject:
Donald Henderson
Subject:
Paul Robeson
Subject:
Henry Wallace
Subject:
Politics-Labor
Subject:
the N
Subject:
ew Deal
Subject:
Paul Robes
Subject:
on
Copyright:
Series Volume:
576
Publication Date:
June 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, 33 illus., 2 maps
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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"Synopsis" by , Recovering an important moment in early civil rights activism, Korstad chronicles the rise and fall of the union that represented thousands of African American tobacco factory workers in Winston-Salem, N.C., in the first half of the 20th century.
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