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Looking South: Race, Gender, and the Transformation of Labor from Reconstruction to Globalization

Mary E. Frederickson


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. This book 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. Workers in the contemporary Global South—those nations of Central and Latin America, most of Asia, and Africa—live and work within a model of industrial development that materialized in the red brick mills of the New So ... More

Keywords: United States, cheap products, labor, race, class, gender, industries, New South, Global South, 1950s, labor model, consumers, workers, industry, deindustrialization, immigration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780813036038
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813036038.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mary E. Frederickson, author
Miami University in Oxford, Ohio