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politics of whiteness race, workers, and culture in the modern South by Michelle Brattain

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Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton, N.J .
Written in English



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  • Labor -- Southern States -- History.,
  • African Americans -- Employment -- Southern States -- History.,
  • Labor movement -- Southern States -- History.,
  • Southern States -- Race relations -- History.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-293) and index.

StatementMichelle Brattain.
SeriesPolitics and society in twentieth-century America
LC ClassificationsHD8072.5 .B727 2001
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 301 p. :
Number of Pages301
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6787804M
ISBN 100691007314
LC Control Number00045272

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