Down on the Killing Floor

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.
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  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 152.4 x 223.52 x 22.86mm | 362.87g
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0252066332
  • 9780252066337
  • 2,154,169

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"An ideal case study to analyze one of the central problems in American labor history -- the relationship between racial identity and working class formation and organization." -- James R. Barrett, author of Work and Community in the Jungle: Chicago's Packinghouse Workers
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