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Author Frederickson, Mary E.

Title Looking south : race, gender, and the transformation of labor from reconstruction to globalization / Mary E. Frederickson ; foreword by Stanley Harrold and Randall M. Miller.

Imprint Gainesville, Fla. : University Press of Florida, 2011.

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Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 302 pages) : illustrations
Physical Medium polychrome.
Description data file
Series Southern Dissent
Southern dissent.
Summary In the United States, cheap products made by cheap labor are in especially high demand, purchased by men and women who have watched their own wages decline and jobs disappear. 'Looking South' examines the effects of race, class, and gender in the development of the low-wage, anti-union, and state-supported industries that marked the creation of the New South and now the Global South.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : labor transformation and networks of resistance -- Labor, race, and Homer Plessy's freedom claim -- Transformation and resistance : a war of images in the post-Plessy south -- "I got so mad, I just had to get something off my chest" : the contested terrain of women's organizations in the American south -- Beyond heroines and girl strikers : gender and organized labor in the south -- Labor looks south : theory and practice in southern textile organizing -- "Living in two worlds" : civil rights and southern textiles -- Transformation and resistance in the nueva new south -- Back to the future : mapping workers across the global south -- Coda : southern workers on the world stage.
Language English.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Labor market -- Southern States -- History.
African Americans -- Employment -- Southern States -- History.
Women -- Employment -- Southern States -- History.
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Globalization -- Economic aspects.
Textile industry -- Southern States -- History.
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Textile industry
African Americans -- Employment.
Globalization -- Economic aspects.
Labor market.
Women -- Employment.
Southern States.
United States.
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)
Chronological Term 1865-1877
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Frederickson, Mary E. Looking south. Gainesville, FL : University Press of Florida, ©2011 9780813036038 (DLC) 2010054028 (OCoLC)666240016
ISBN 9780813038469 (ebook)
0813038464 (ebook)
0813036038 (alk. paper)
9780813036038 (alk. paper)
0813042941 (electronic bk.)
9780813042947 (electronic bk.)
9780813042275 (pbk.)
0813042275 (pbk.)