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Life and Labor in the New New South
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Life and Labor in the New New South

Robert Zieger

Abstract

Life and Labor in the New New South is a collection of original essays by both established and younger scholars. Robert Zieger's introduction outlines the key economic, demographic, and political changes that have transformed the South over the past half-century. The individual essays address a variety of topics. These include the St. Louis Teamsters' efforts to build labor-community ties, the struggles of African American women for inclusion in Great Society programs, the decline of the southern textile industry, prison labor in Texas, the legacy of the 1968 Memphis sanitation workers' strike ... More

Keywords: South, Hispanics, African Americans, workers, economic change, deindustrialization, prison labor, Teamsters, unions, health care industry

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780813037950
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813037950.001.0001

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Robert Zieger, editor

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