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Reconsidering Southern Labor History: Race, Class, and Power

Matthew Hild and Keri Leigh Merritt


Reconsidering Southern Labor History: Race, Class, and Power presents fresh and original scholarship that reexamines and reinterprets the field. The first collection of essays on southern labor history in six years, its broad chronological sweep distinguishes it from all of the collections that have appeared during the last forty years. Collectively, these essays cover virtually the entire span of United States history, from the early national period following the American Revolution through the twenty-first century. The essays that examine the antebellum South demonstrate that the problems of ... More

Keywords: southern labor history, antebellum South, new labor history, labor unions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780813056975
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813056975.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matthew Hild, editor
Georgia Institute of Technology

Keri Leigh Merritt, editor
University of West Georgia

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Matthew Hild and Keri Leigh Merritt

1 The Early Republic and the Old South

2 “Vagrant Negroes”

Kristin O’Brassill-Kulfan

4 To Carry That Burden

Maria Angela Diaz

2 Reconstruction and the Gilded Age

7 Unfaithful Followers

Dana M. Caldemeyer

3 The Twentieth Century and Civil Rights

10 Rooted

Theresa A. Case

12 The Freedom Labor Union

Michael Sistrom

13 “A Threshold Moment”

Joseph E. Hower

4 The Modern South

14 Pens, Planes, and Politics

Joseph M. Thompson

15 Beyond Boosterism

Adam Carson

16 From “the Chosen” to the Precariat

David M. Anderson and Andrew C. McKevitt

5 Concluding Thoughts

18 So Goes the Nation

Bethany Moreton

19 Why Labor History Still Matters

Matthew Hild and Keri Leigh Merritt

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