296 pp., 6.125 x 9.25
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-4625-4
Published: March 1997
eBook ISBN: 978-0-8078-6342-8
Published: November 2000
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About the Author
Timothy J. Minchin is Mellon Research Fellow in American History at Cambridge University.
For more information about Timothy J. Minchin, visit the Author Page.
"Minchin's study of race in the paper industry shows in graphic detail that federal intervention was absolutely essential for addressing job discrimination. . . . Minchin makes a valuable contribution to discussions about state action and to arguments about the failures of interracial unionism. Most important, his vivid evidence proves that legal remedies would have been dead letter without black workers' grit and tenacity."--Labor History
"An insightful examination of racial divisions in the southern paper industry and of the efforts of African American workers to break down the walls of segregation and end discrimination in the paper mills. . . . [Minchin's] work adds significantly to our understanding of the black freedom struggles of the late twentieth century. . . . A valuable contribution to our understanding of the racial dynamics of the southern workplace."--Journal of Southern History
“A very impressive contribution to the literature in American labour history, but also to understanding the post-1940 South. . . . A model of style and organization with attention to debates in labour history and Southern history and deserves a wide readership.”--Labour History Review
“Honest scholarship that sets the record much straighter than it was before. It covers topics thoroughly and fairly, including gender and race.”--Journal of Economic History
“Well researched and written. . . . It should be included in the reading of all historians interested in contemporary American history as well as Southern history.”--Mississippi Quarterly
“A refreshing contribution.”--Journal of American History