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Testing the New Deal: The General Strike of 1934 in the American South

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In September 1934 two-thirds of the southern textile labor force walked off their jobs, inspired by Roosevelt's New Deal to protest employer harassment and massive industry restructuring. After three weeks, the union that led the strike called it off in return for government promises that remained unfulfilled. Thousands of workers were blacklisted and conditions in the southern mills deteriorated rapidly. Humiliated and demoralized, strike participants maintained a sixty-year silence that virtually eliminated the event from ...

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Testing the New Deal: The General Strike of 1934 in the American South
2000, University of Illinois Press, Urbana-Champaign, IL

ISBN-13: 9780252068409

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