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The Resource The southern key : class, race, and radicalism in the 1930s and 1940, Michael Goldfield, (electronic resource)

The southern key : class, race, and radicalism in the 1930s and 1940, Michael Goldfield, (electronic resource)

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The southern key : class, race, and radicalism in the 1930s and 1940
Title
The southern key
Title remainder
class, race, and radicalism in the 1930s and 1940
Statement of responsibility
Michael Goldfield
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The South is today, as it always has been, the key to understanding American society, its politics, its constitutional anomalies and government structure, its culture, its social relations, its music and literature, its media focus, its blind spots, and virtually everything else. The Golden Key argues that much of what is important in American politics and society today was largely shaped by the successes and failures of the labor movements of the 1930s and 1940s, and most notably the failures of southern labor organizing during this period. It also argues that these failures, despite some important successes in organizing interracial unions, left the South (and consequentially much of the rest of the United States as well) racially backward and open to right-wing demagoguery. These failures have led to a nationwide decline in unionization, growing economic inequality, and overall failures to confront white supremacy head on. In an in-depth look at unexamined archival material and detailed data, The Golden key challenges established historiography, both telling a tale of race, radicalism, and betrayal and arguing that the outcome was not at all predetermined"--
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Goldfield, Michael
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Southern States
  • Southern States
  • Southern States
  • Equality
  • United States
Label
The southern key : class, race, and radicalism in the 1930s and 1940, Michael Goldfield, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction. America as the South and Alabama exceptionalism -- Rigor in historical analysis -- The vanguard: coal miners and structural power -- Social movement upsurge: associative power -- Class struggle in steel -- Paul Bunyan and the frozen logger: the mystery of woodworker unionism in the South -- Textile, where the fabric meets the road the perils of cultural analysis -- The failure of Operation Dixie: the poverty of liberalism -- Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde the pluses and minuses of the communist party -- Conclusion. The historical balance sheet
Control code
ssj0002250214
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (pages cm)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Available to multiple simultaneous users
Isbn
9780190079321
Lccn
2019044783
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0002250214
Label
The southern key : class, race, and radicalism in the 1930s and 1940, Michael Goldfield, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction. America as the South and Alabama exceptionalism -- Rigor in historical analysis -- The vanguard: coal miners and structural power -- Social movement upsurge: associative power -- Class struggle in steel -- Paul Bunyan and the frozen logger: the mystery of woodworker unionism in the South -- Textile, where the fabric meets the road the perils of cultural analysis -- The failure of Operation Dixie: the poverty of liberalism -- Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde the pluses and minuses of the communist party -- Conclusion. The historical balance sheet
Control code
ssj0002250214
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (pages cm)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Available to multiple simultaneous users
Isbn
9780190079321
Lccn
2019044783
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0002250214

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