Down on the killing floor : Black and white workers in Chicago's packinghouses, 1904-54 / Rick Halpern

Author(s): Halpern, Rick
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Subjects: African American packing-house workers--Illinois--Chicago--History
Packing-house workers--Labor unions--Illinois--Chicago--History
Packing-houses--Illinois--Chicago--History
Chicago (Ill.)--Race relations
United Packinghouse Workers of America--History
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c1997
Series: working class in American history
LC Classification: H, HD
Physical Description: xiii, 309 p. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Acknowledgments
Introduction: Race, the Working Class, and U.S. Labor History 1
1. "Hog Butcher for the World": Chicago's Meatpacking Industry 7
2. The Stockyards Labor Council 44
3. Chicago's Packinghouse Workers in the 1920s 73
4. "Negro and White, Unite and Fight!": The Rise of the Chicago PWOC 96
5. Organizing the Stockyards, 1937-40 130
6. Chicago's Packinghouse Workers during World War II 167
7. The Path Not Taken: The Formation of the United Packinghouse Workers of America 201
Epilogue 247
Notes 251
Index 301
Notes: LCCN: 96051264
ISBN: 0252023374 (alk. paper)
ISBN: 0252066332 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. [251]-300) and index
Contents: "Hog butcher for the world" : Chicago's meatpacking industry -- The Stockyards Labor Council -- Chicago's packinghouse workers in the 1920s -- "Negro and white, unite and fight" : the rise of the Chicago P.W.O.C. -- Organizing the stockyards, 1937-1940 -- Chicago's packinghouse workers during World War II -- The path not taken : the formation of the United Packinghouse Workers of America
OCLC Number: 36126772
ISBN/ISSN: 0252023374
0252066332