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

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Synopsis:

Novelist Barbara Kingsolver began her writing career with Holding the Line. It is the story of how women's lives were transformed by an eighteen-month strike against the Phelps Dodge Copper Corporation. Set in the small mining towns of Arizona, the story is partly oral history and partly social criticism, exploring the process of empowerment which occurs when people work together as a community. For this new edition, Kingsolver has revised the first chapter and written a new introduction, which explains the book's particular importance. "Holding the Line was a watershed event for me because it taught me to pay attention: to know the place where I lived. Since then I've written other books, most of them set in the vine-scented, dusty climate of Southwestern class struggle.... My hope for you, as a person now holding this book, is that the reading will bring you some of what the writing brought to me. Whether or not you can claim any interest in a gritty little town smack in the middle of nowhere that hosted a long-ago mine strike, I hope in the end you will care about its courage and sagacity".

Product Details

ISBN:
9780801433405
Subtitle:
Women in the Great Arizona Mine Strike of 1983
Author:
Kingsolver, Barbara
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Labor & Industrial Relations
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
Strikes and lockouts
Subject:
Women in trade-unions
Subject:
Phelps, dodge and company (founded 1833)
Subject:
Labor & Industrial Relations - General
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Publication Date:
November 1996
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.35x6.37x.89 in. 1.11 lbs.

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Holding the Line: Women in the Great Arizona Mine Strike of 1983
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Product details 256 pages Cornell University Press - English 9780801433405 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Novelist Barbara Kingsolver began her writing career with Holding the Line. It is the story of how women's lives were transformed by an eighteen-month strike against the Phelps Dodge Copper Corporation. Set in the small mining towns of Arizona, the story is partly oral history and partly social criticism, exploring the process of empowerment which occurs when people work together as a community. For this new edition, Kingsolver has revised the first chapter and written a new introduction, which explains the book's particular importance. "Holding the Line was a watershed event for me because it taught me to pay attention: to know the place where I lived. Since then I've written other books, most of them set in the vine-scented, dusty climate of Southwestern class struggle.... My hope for you, as a person now holding this book, is that the reading will bring you some of what the writing brought to me. Whether or not you can claim any interest in a gritty little town smack in the middle of nowhere that hosted a long-ago mine strike, I hope in the end you will care about its courage and sagacity".
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