The Resource Iron and steel: : class, race, and community in Birmingham, Alabama, 1875-1920, Henry M. McKiven, Jr, (electronic resource)

Iron and steel: : class, race, and community in Birmingham, Alabama, 1875-1920, Henry M. McKiven, Jr, (electronic resource)

Label
Iron and steel: : class, race, and community in Birmingham, Alabama, 1875-1920
Title
Iron and steel:
Title remainder
class, race, and community in Birmingham, Alabama, 1875-1920
Statement of responsibility
Henry M. McKiven, Jr
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this study of Birmingham's iron and steel workers, Henry McKiven unravels the complex connections between race relations and class struggle that shaped the city's social and economic order. He also traces the links between the process of class formation and the practice of community building and neighborhood politics. According to McKiven, the white men who moved to Birmingham soon after its founding to take jobs as skilled iron workers shared a free labor ideology that emphasized opportunity and equality between white employees and management at the expense of less skilled black laborers. But doubtful of their employers' commitment to white supremacy, they formed unions to defend their position within the racial order of the workplace. This order changed, however, when advances in manufacturing technology created more semiskilled jobs and broadened opportunities for black workers. McKiven shows how these race and class divisions also shaped working-class life away from the plant, as workers built neighborhoods and organized community and political associations that reinforced bonds of skill, race, and ethnicity
Cataloging source
Midwest
Dewey number
331.7/669142/09761781
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Target audience
adult
Label
Iron and steel: : class, race, and community in Birmingham, Alabama, 1875-1920, Henry M. McKiven, Jr, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11709922
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Color
multicolored
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MWT11709922
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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MWT11709922
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Label
Iron and steel: : class, race, and community in Birmingham, Alabama, 1875-1920, Henry M. McKiven, Jr, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11709922
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11709922
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11709922
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
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