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Meatpackers: An Oral History of Black Packinghouse Workers and Their Struggle for Racial and Economic Equality

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"Here is a piece of history not found in conventional textbooks. If ever there were a book our young needed, it is Meatpackers-it reveals an epoch in which trade unions fought and won whatever rights working people possess today. With these rights constantly imperiled, this book is mandatory reading."

--Studs Terkel

"The stories are dramatically and richly told, and they offer insights no scholarly study can quite adequately provide."

--Peter Rachleff, Journal of American History

Available for the first time in paperback, Meatpackers provides an important window into race and racism in the American workplace. In their own words, male and female packinghouse workers in the Midwest-mostly African-American-talk of their experiences on the shop floor and picket lines. They tell of their fight between the 1930s and 1960s for economic advancement and racial equality. In cities like Chicago, Kansas City, Omaha, Fort Worth, and Waterloo, Iowa, meatpackers built a union that would defend their interests as workers-and fight for their civil rights.

Synopsis:

Available for the first rime in paperback, Meat-packers provides an important window into race and racism in tile American workplace. In their own words, male and female packinghouse workers in the Midwest — mostly African-American — talk of their experiences on the shop floor and picket lines. They tell of. their fight between the 1930s and 196Os for economic advancement and racial equality. In cities like Chicago, Kansas City, Omaha, Fort Worth, and Waterloo, Iowa, meatpackers built a union that would defend their interests as workers — and fight for their civil rights.

About the Author

Rick Halpern teaches at University College London and is the author of Down on the Killing Floor: Black and White Workers in Chicago's Packinghouses, 1904-54 (1997).

Roger Horowitz is associate director of the Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society at the Hagley Museum and Library in Wilmington, Delaware, and author of “Negro and White, Unite and Fight!” A Social History of Industrial Unionism in Meatpacking, 1930-90 (1997).

Product Details

ISBN:
9781583670057
Author:
Halpern, Rick
Author:
Horowitz, Roger
Publisher:
Monthly Review Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Labor & Industrial Relations
Subject:
African American Studies - History
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Meat industry and trade
Subject:
Interviews
Subject:
Packing-houses
Subject:
African American packing-house workers
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
Labor & Industrial Relations - General
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Politics-Labor
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19990331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
162
Dimensions:
8.99x6.01x.51 in. .58 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Available for the first rime in paperback, Meat-packers provides an important window into race and racism in tile American workplace. In their own words, male and female packinghouse workers in the Midwest — mostly African-American — talk of their experiences on the shop floor and picket lines. They tell of. their fight between the 1930s and 196Os for economic advancement and racial equality. In cities like Chicago, Kansas City, Omaha, Fort Worth, and Waterloo, Iowa, meatpackers built a union that would defend their interests as workers — and fight for their civil rights.
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