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Paperback New Orleans Dockworkers: Race, Labor, and Unionism 1892-1923 Book

ISBN: 088706650X

ISBN13: 9780887066504

New Orleans Dockworkers: Race, Labor, and Unionism 1892-1923

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This book investigates the conditions which led to a remarkable instance of interracial solidarity known as "half and half," an expression used to identify the cooperation and cohesion among 10,000 Black and white dockworkers during the early twentieth century. Through interracial agreements which divided work and union leadership equally between Blacks and whites, dockworkers reduced the workload and pace imposed by shipping firms, and formed the...

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