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Silk stockings and socialism : Philadelphia's radical hosiery workers from the Jazz Age to the New Deal / Sharon McConnell-Sidorick

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McConnell-Sidorick, Sharon, author.
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Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2017]

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary
"In an effort to get their rightful due as producers, the young women and men who worked in the hosiery mills of Kensington, the working class heart of Philadelphia, organized the American Federation of Full-Fashioned Hosiery Workers (AFFFHW), a movement that swept Philadelphia and eventually had a significant impact on the creation of the Congress of Industrial Organizations, the New Deal, and labor feminism. In the first history of this remarkable union, Sharon McConnell-Sidorick tells the story of how radical socialist unionists explicitly tapped into Jazz Age culture to build a militant youth movement whose young men and women continued dancing, partying, and flouting Prohibition while at the same time attending labor education sessions and engaging in battles with police"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents
Cover ; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter One: A Community of Labor; Chapter Two: The Evolution of a Fighting Union; Chapter Three: From Jazz Babies to Youth Militants; Chapter Four: The Firebrands of the Union: Hosiery's Labor Feminists; Chapter Five: Martyrs and Working-Class Heroes in the Great Depression; Chapter Six: Storming the Bastille: The Triumph of Social Justice Unionism; Epilogue; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P ; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.
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American Federation of Full-Fashioned Hosiery Workers.
American Federation of Full-Fashioned Hosiery Workers
Hosiery workers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History -- 20th century.
Strikes and lockouts -- Hosiery industry -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History -- 20th century.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Labor.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Labor & Industrial Relations.
HISTORY -- United States -- 20th Century.
Strikes and lockouts -- Hosiery industry
Clothing workers
Hosiery workers
Strikes and lockouts -- Clothing trade
Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia https://id.oclc.org/worldcat/entity/E39PBJrGtGVd3Pd8KWwFdVqRKd
Chronological Term
1900-1999
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History
Other Form:
Print version: McConnell-Sidorick, Sharon. Silk stockings and socialism. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2017] 9781469632940 (DLC) 2016036381 (OCoLC)956501065
ISBN
9781469632964 (electronic bk.)
1469632969 (electronic bk.)
9781469632971 (electronic bk.)
1469632977 (electronic bk.)
9781469632940
1469632942
9781469632957
1469632950