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Like a Family: The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World

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Since its original publication in 1987, "Like a Family" has become a classic in the study of American labor history. Basing their research on a series of extraordinary interviews, letters, and articles from the trade press, the authors uncover the voices and experiences of workers in the Southern cotton mill industry during the 1920s and 1930s. Now with a new afterword, th ...more
Paperback, 544 pages
Published August 14th 2000 by University of North Carolina Press (first published January 1st 1987)
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This history of the role that cotton mills in the piedmont had in developing the society and economy of the southeast is driven largely by the oral histories of mill workers. They were mostly born between 1890 and 1910 and usually came from rural farms - both pushed by depressed agricultural prices and the commercialization of agriculture and pulled by the possibility of improving their circumstances - to populate the workforce of the mills, bringing their rural culture with them to the mill vil ...more
Mark Bowles
Jacqueline Dowd Hall, Like a Family; The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World (1987)
1. Studies the establishment, growth, and development of Southern textile industry
2. Concentrates on the mill workers and not the managers
3. The story was driven by the workers narrative
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Solid, annecdotal social history. Despite being the work of six authors, the writing feels seemless.
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