Down on the Killing Floor:Black and White Workers in Chicago's Packinghouses, 1904-54

Down on the Killing Floor:Black and White Workers in Chicago's Packinghouses, 1904-54
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This detailed study of the
relationship between race relations and unionization in Chicago's meatpacking
industry draws on traditional primary and secondary materials and on an
extensive set of interviews conducted in the mid-1980s that explore subjective
dimensions of the workers' experience.
"An ideal case study
to analyze one of the central problems in American labor history--the
relation ship between racial identity and working class formation and
organization." -- James R. Barrett, author of Work and Community
in the Jungle: Chicago's Packinghouse Workers, 1894-1922
"Meticulously researched,
grounded firmly in extensive oral history and archival sources, and carefully
argued, Down on the Killing Floor will be indispensable reading
for everyone interested in race and labor."
-- Eric Arnesen, author of Waterfront Workers of New Orleans: Race,
Class and Politics, 1863-1923
A volume in the series
The Working Class in American History, edited by David Brody, Alice Kessler-Harris,
David Montgomery, and Sean Wilentz
ISBN: 
9780252066337
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Binding: 
Paperback
Publication Date: 
August 1, 1997