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Histories of UNITE-HERE and Predecessor Unions

 

Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA)

 

A Selective Scholarly Bibliography

 

  • Arthur, Bill. "The Darlington Mills Case: Or 17 Years Before the Courts." New South 28.3 (1973): 40-47.
  • Ashbaugh, Carolyn, and Dan McCurry. "On the Line at Oneita." Southern Exposure 4.1-2 (1976): 30-37.
  • Asher, Martha S. "Recollections of the Passaic Textile of 1926." Labor's Heritage 2.2 (1990): 4-23.
  • Blewett, Mary H. The Last Generation: Work and Life in the Textile Mills of Lowell, Massachusetts, 1910-1960. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1990.
  • Brattain, Michelle. "Making Friends and Enemies: Textile Workers and Political Action in Post-World War II Georgia." Journal of Southern History 63.1 (1997): 91-138.
  • Brattain, Michelle. "A Town as Small as That: Tallapoosa, Georgia and Operation Dixie, 1945-1950." Georgia Historical Quarterly 81.2 (1997): 395.
  • Burgess, David S. Fighting for Social Justice: The Life Story of David Burgess. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2001.
  • Byerly, Victoria. Hard Times Cotton Mill Girls: Personal Histories of Womanhood and Poverty in the South. Ithaca, NY: Cornell ILR Press, 1986.
  • Cahn, Bill. Lawrence, 1912: The Bread and Roses Strike. New York: Pilgrim Press, 1980. (Reissue of Mill Town, 1954).
  • Carlton, David L. Mill and Town in South Carolina, 1880-1920. Baton Rouge: Louisiana University Press, 1982.
  • Carter, Joseph, ed. Labor Lobbyist: The Autobiography of John W. Edelman. Indianapolis, New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1974.
  • Clark, Daniel. "Labor Unions and the State in the South, 1945-1960: Henderson, N. C. as a Test Case." Paper presented at the 1987 North American History Conference at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI. 1987.
  • Clark, Daniel J. Like Night & Day: Unionization in a Southern Mill Town. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1997.
  • Clark, Daniel James. The TWUA in a Southern Mill Town : What Unionization Meant in Henderson, North Carolina. Diss. Duke University, 1989.
  • Conway, Mimi. "Rise Gonna Rise: A Portrait of Southern Textile Workers. Garden City, N.Y.: Anchor, 1979.
  • Cook, Alice Hanson. A Lifetime of Labor: The Autobiography of Alice H. Cook. New York: Feminist Press, 1999.
  • Daniels, Clete. Culture of Misfortune: An Interpretive History of Textile Unionism in the United States. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2001.
  • De Vyver, Frank T. "Union Fratricide: The Textile Workers Split." South Atlantic Quarterly 63.3 (1964): 362-384.
  • Dodge, D. Witherspoon. Southern Rebel in Reverse: The Autobiography of an Idol-Shaker. New York: The American Press, 1961.
  • Eames, Patricia E. "The History of the Litigation of Darlington as an Exercise in Administrative Procedure." Toledo Law Review (Spring 1974): 595-607.
  • Earle, J. R., D. D. Knudsen, and D. W. Schrieber. Spindles and Spires. Atlanta: John Knox Press, 1976.
  • Edwards, Alfred, and Craig Heron. "The Mill: A Worker's Memoir from 1945 to 1948." Labour / Le Travail 43 (1999): 171-194.
  • Filson, Paul. "ACTWU at Cannon Mills: It's Not Over." Labor Research Review 8 (1986): 81-89.
  • Finger, Bill. "Textile Men: Looms, Loans and Lockouts." Southern Exposure 3.4 (1975): 54-65.
  • Fink, Leon. "Clearing It Up with Sidney: A New Labor-Political Synthesis for the Twentieth Century." Reviews in American History 20.3 (1992): 366-371.
  • Fink, Leon. "Pages from an Organizer's Life: Don Mckee Confronts Southern Millworkers - and Himself." Labor History 41.4 (2000): 453-64.
  • Flamming, Doug. "Big Government, Big Labor, Small Town Workers: Unionization in Dalton, Georgia in the 1930s." Paper presented at the Meeting of the Organization of American Historians. St. Louis, MO. April 6-9, 1989.
  • Creating the Modern South: Mill Hands and Managers in Dalton, Georgia, 1884-1984. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1992.
  • Flynt, Wayne. Poor But Proud: Alabama's Poor Whites. Tuscaloosa, Ala.: University of Alabama Press, 1989.
  • Frankel, Linda. "Southern Textile Women: Generations of Survival and Struggle." My Troubles Are Going to Have Trouble with Me: Everyday Trials and Triumphs of Women Workers. Eds. Karen Brodin Sacks and Dorothy Remy. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1984.
  • "Women, Paternalism, and Protest in a Southern Textile Community: Henderson, North Carolina, 1900-1960." Diss. Harvard University. 1986.
  • "The Union Feeds Us, Jesus Leads Us, Cooper Needs Us: The 1958 Harriett-Henderson Textile Strike." Hanging by a Thread: Social Change in Southern Textiles. Eds. Jeffrey Leiter et al. Ithaca: ILR Press, 1991.
  • Frasconi, Antonio. "The Enduring Struggle: Tom Joad's America." Purchase College, State University of New York, 1991.
  • Fraser, Steve. Labor Will Rule: Sidney Hillman and the Rise of American Labor. New York: Free Press; Toronto: Collier Macmillan Canada; New York: Maxwell Macmillan International, 1991.
  • Fraser, Steven Clark. "Sidney Hillman and the Origins of the `New Unionism', 1890-1930." Diss. Rutgers University. 1983.
  • Fry, Joseph A. "Rayon, Riot, and Repression: The Covington Sit-Down Strike of 1937." Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 1 (1976): 3-18.
  • Galenson, Alice C. The Migration of the Cotton Textile Industry from New England to the South, 1880-1930. New York: Garland Publishing, 1985.
  • Galenson, Walter. The CIO Challenge to the AFL. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1960.
  • Garrison, Dee, ed. Rebel Pen: The Writings of Mary Heaton Vorse. New York: Monthly Review Press, 1985. Chapter: "The Strike at Henderson, North Carolina, 1959."
  • Gerstle, Gary. Working-Class Americanism: The Politics of Labor in a Textile City, 1914-60. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1989.
  • Gilman, Glen. Human Relations in the Industrial Southeast: A Study of the Textile Industry. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1956.
  • Gilmore, Marguerite. "How Can a Union Build Its Program?: The Story of a Union Workshop Program Developed by Local 1874, Textile Workers' Organizing Committee, Cumberland, Maryland." William Roy Smith Memorial Fund, Washington, D.C., 1940.
  • Georgianna, Daniel. "The 1928 Textile Strike in New Bedford." Paper presented at the Third Annual New England Labor History Conference, Labor Research Center, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI. April 3-4, 1992.
  • The Strike of 1928. New Bedford, MA: Spinner Publications, 1993.
  • Glazer, Hoe. Labor's Troubadour. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2001.
  • "Larry Rogin." Labor Studies Journal 16.1 (1991): 30-34.
  • Goldberg, David Joseph. "Immigrants, Intellectuals and Industrial Unions: The 1919 Textile Strikes and the Experience of the Amalgamated Textile Workers of America in Passaic and Paterson, New Jersey and Lawrence, Massachusetts." Diss. Columbia University. 1984.
  • Goldberg, David J. A Tale of Three Cities: Labor Organization and Protest in Paterson, Passaic, and Lawrence, 1916-1921. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1989.
  • Goldfield, Michael. "The Failure of Operation Dixie: A Critical Turning Point in American Political Development." Race, Class and Community in Southern Labor History. Eds. Gary Fink and Merl Reed. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1994.
  • Golin, Steve. The Fragile Bridge: Paterson Silk Strike, 1913. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1989.
  • Griffith, Barbara. The Crisis of American Labor: Operation Dixie and the Defeat of the C. I. O. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1988.
  • Hall, Jacquelyn Dowd, Robert Korstad, and James Leloudis. "Cotton Mill People: Work, Community and Protest in the Textile South, 1800-1940." The American Historical Review 91.2 (April 1986): 245-86.
  • Hall, Jacquelyn Dowd, et al. Like a Family: The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1987.
  • Harris, Seymour E. The Economics of New England: Case Study of an Older Area. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1952.
  • Hartford, William. "Unions, Labor Markets, and Deindustrialization." Labor in Massachusetts: Selected Essays. Eds. Kenneth Fones-Wolf and Martin Kaufman. Westfield, Mass.: Institute for Massachusetts Studies, Westfield State College, 1990.
  • Hartford, William F. Where Is Our Responsibility? Unions and Economic Change in the New England Textile Industry, 1870-1960. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1996.
  • Hodges, James A. "Challenge to the New South: The Great Textile Strike in Elizabethton, TN in 1929." Tennessee Historical Quarterly 23.4 (December 1964): 343-57.
  • New Deal Labor Policy and the Southern Cotton Textile Industry, 1933-1941. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1986.
  • "The Real Norma Rae." Southern Labor in Transition, 1940-1995. Ed. Robert H. Zieger. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1997.
  • Hoffman, James L. "A Study of the United Textile Workers of America in Cotton Mill in a Medium-Sized Southern Industrial City: Labor Revolt in Alabama, 1934." Diss. University of Alabama. 1986.
  • Irons, Janet. Testing the New Deal: The General Textile Strike of 1934 in the American South. Urbana: University of Illinois, 2000.
  • "The Challenge of National Coordination: Southern Textile Workers and the General Textile Strike of 1934" in Staughton Lynd, ed., We Are All Leaders: The Alternative Unionism of the 1930s. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 1996.
  • Kelly, Richard. Nine Lives for Labor. New York: Frederick A. Praeger, 1956.
  • Kennedy, John W. "A History of the Textile Workers? Union of America, C.I.O." Diss. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 1950.
  • Knighton, Daniel Regis. "A Special Case of Union Influence on Wages: The Textile Workers' Union of America." Diss. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 1972.
  • Lahne, Herbert. The Cotton Mill Worker. New York: Farrar and Rinehart, 1944.
  • Levine, Solomon. "Union Management Relations and Technological Change: A Field Study of Experiences in Woolen and Worsted Mills." Diss. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 1951.
  • Marshall, Ray. "Some Factors Influencing the Growth of Unions in the South." Industrial Relations Research Association, Thirteenth Annual Meeting (Winter 1960): 166-82.
  • Labor in the South. Cambridge: Harvard University Press,1967.
  • Mason, Lucy Randolph. To Win These Rights: A Personal Story of the CIO in the South. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1952.
  • Mass, William. "Technological Change and Industrial Relations: The Diffusion of Automatic Weaving in the United States and Britain." Diss. Boston College. 1984.
  • McLaurin, Melton A. Paternalism and Protest: Southern Cotton Mill Workers and Organized Labor, 1875-1905. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Publishing, 1971.
  • Minchin, Timothy J. "'Coming Into the Real World': Southern Textile Workers and the TWUA, 1945-1951." Varieties of Southern History: New Essays on a Region and Its People. Eds. Bruce Clayton and John Salmond. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1996.
  • "Southern Textile Workers and the Textile Workers' Union of America, CIO, 1945-1995." Diss. Sidney Sussex College. 1995.
  • What Do We Need a Union For?: The TWUA in the South, 1945-1955. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1997.
  • Mitchell, George S. Textile Unionism in the South. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1931.
  • Newman, Dale. "Work and Community Life in a Southern Textile Town." Labor History 19 (1978): 204-25.
  • Oates, M. J. "Role of the Cotton Textile Industry in the Economic Development of the Southeast, 1900-1940." Journal of Economic History 31 (March 1971): 281-84.
  • O'Farrell, M. Brigid and Kleiner, Lydia. "Anna Sullivan: Trade Union Organizer." Frontiers 2.2 (1977): 29-36.
  • Oliver, Michael F. "Third Party Intervention in the Quebec Primary Textile Industry." Patterns of Industrial Dispute Settlement in Five Canadian Industries. Ed. H. D. Woods. Montreal: Industrial Relations Centre, McGill University, 1958.
  • Parot, Joseph J. "United We Stand: The Role of Polish Workers in the New York Mills Textile Strikes, 1912 and 1916." The International Migration Review : IMR 27.1 (1993).
  • Patton, Randall L. "Textile Organizing in a Sunbelt South Community: Northwest Georgia's Carpet Industry in the Early 1960s." Labor History 39.3 (1998): 291-309.
  • Patton, Randall L. "A World of Opportunity ... Within the Tufting Empire? Labor Relations in North Georgia's Carpet Industry, 1960-1975." Georgia Historical Quarterly 81.2 (1997): 426-451.
  • Paul, George S. "American Velvet Company and the Textile Workers, CIO." Causes of Industrial Peace. Ed. Clinton S. Golden. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1955.
  • Payton, Boyd E. Scapegoat. Ardmore, PA: Whitmore Publishing Company, 1970.
  • Phillips, William H. "Southern Mill Villages on the Eve of World War II: The Courtenay Mill of South Carolina." Journal of Economic History 45.2 (June 1985): 269-75.
  • Raynor, Bruce. "Unionism in the Southern Textile Industry: An Overview." Essays in Southern Labor History: Selected Papers. Southern Labor History Conference, 1976. Eds. Gary M. Fink and Merl E. Reed. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1977.
  • Reavis, Theda H. A Typology of Opportunism in the Textile Workers Union of America. Diss.(A.B. Honors) Harvard University, 1976.
  • Richards, Paul David. "The History of the Textile Workers Union of America, CIO, in the South, 1937 to 1945." Diss. University of Wisconsin, Madison. 1978.
  • Robertson, David. Sly and Able: A Political Biography of James F. Byrnes. New York: Norton, 1994. Chapter 5: "The General Textile Strike of 1934." 157-185
  • Rony, Vera. "The Uprising of 1934." The South Carolina Review 27.1-2 (Fall 1994/Spring 1995): 334-343.
  • Roscigno, Vincent J. and William F. Danaher. The Voice of Southern Labor : Radio, Music, and Textile Strikes, 1929-1934. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2004.
  • Rowan, Richard L. The Negro in the Textile Industry. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 1970.
  • Roy, Donald F. "The Organizational Campaign in the Social and Cultural Context of the South." Labor Law Journal 15.7 (1964): 451-57.
  • Rupp, Richard and Peter Townsend. "A Labor History of the Arkwright Mills, Coventry, R.I." Paper presented at the Third Annual New England Labor History Conference, Labor Research Center, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI. April 3-4, 1992.
  • Russell, Francis. "The Last of the Anarchists." Modern Age 8.1 (1963/64): 61-76.
  • Salmond, John A. "'Miss Lucy of the CIO.' A Southern Life." The South Is Another Land: Essays on the Twentieth Century South. Eds. Bruce L. Clayton and John A. Salmond. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1967.
  • Gastonia 1929: The Story of the Loray Mills Strike. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1995.
  • Sangster, Joan. "'We No Longer Respect the Law': The Tilco Strike, Labour Injunctions, and the State." Labour / Le Travail 53 (2004): 47-87.
  • Schulman, Bruce J. From Cotton Belt to Sunbelt: Federal Policy, Economic Development, and the Transformation of the South, 1938-1980. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991.
  • Scranton, Philip. Figured Tapestry: Production, Markets, and Power in Philadelphia Textiles, 1885-1941. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1991.
  • Seder, Jean. Voices of Kensington: Vanishing Mills Vanishing Neighborhoods. Ardmore, Pa.: Whitmore Publishing, 1982.
  • Selby, John Gregory. "Industrial Growth and Worker Protest in a New South City: High Point, N.C., 1859-1959." Diss. Duke University. 1984.
  • Seymour, Edward E. "The Tilco Strike." Canadian Labour 18.10-12 (1973): 18-28.
  • Simon, Bryant. "I Believed in the Strongest Kind of Religion: James Evans and Working-Class Protest in the New South." Labor's Heritage 4.3 (1992): 60-77.
  • Simon, Bryant. A Fabric of Defeat: The Politics of South Carolina Millhands, 1910-1948. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1998.
  • Simon, Bryant. "The Search for Stability: The Politics of South Carolina Textile Workers During the Great Depression." Paper submitted to the Department of History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 1991.
  • "Choosing Between the Ham and the Union: Paternalism in the Cone Mills of Greensboro, 1925-1930." Hanging by a Thread: Social Change in Southern Textiles. Eds. Jeffrey Leiter et al. Ithaca, NY: ILR Press, 1991.
  • "Prelude to the New Deal: The Political Response of South Carolina Textile Workers to the Great Depression, 1929-1933." Race, Class, and Community in Southern Labor History. Eds. Gary Fink and Merl Reed. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1994.
  • Smith, Robert Sidney. Mill on the Dan: A History of Dan River Mills, 1882-1950. Durham: Duke University Press, 1960.
  • Sparks, Philip. "The Darlington Case: Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied." Labor Law Journal 26 (December 1975): 759-66.
  • Stabile, Donald. Activist Unionism: The Institutional Economics of Solomon Barkin. New York: M. E. Sharpe, 1993.
  • Stetin, Sol. "Larry Rogin." Labor Studies Journal 16.1 (1991): 21-25.
  • Tedesco, Marie. "Industrial Work in East Tennessee: Voices of Rayon Plant Workers, 1930-1990." Paper presented at the Southern Labor Studies Conference, Southern Labor Archives, Atlanta, GA. Oct. 10-13, 1991.
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  • A Union in Action: The Story of the Bi-County Joint Board. July 1947.
  • Almost Unbelievable: The Story of an Industry, a Union and a Law. New York, 1961.
  • Central Massachusetts Joint Board. All Roads Lead to Worcester: The Story of the Central Massachusetts Joint Board, TWUA, CIO. Central Massachusetts Joint Board, Textile Workers Union of America, 194.
  • Textile Workers' Union of America. The TWUA Story: They Said It Couldn't Be Done. New York: 1964.
  • Thomas, Edmund B., Jr. "The New England Textile Strike of1922: Focus on Fitchburg." Historical Journal of Massachusetts 15.1 (1987): 21-32.
  • Tippett, Tom. When Southern Labor Stirs. New York: Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith, 1931.
  • Toplin, Robert Brent. "Norma Rae: Unionism in the Age of Feminism." Labor History 36.2 (1995):282-98.
  • Truchil, Barry. Capital-Labor Relations in the U. S. Textile Industry. New York: Praeger Press, 1988.
  • Union-Management Cooperation for Saftey; the Joint Saftey Program of the Forstmann Woolen Company and Local 656,  Textile Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO, 1948-1956. New Brunswick: Rutgers University. Institute of Management and Labor Relations, 1957.
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  • Wingerd, Mary L. "Rethinking Paternalism: Power and Parochialism in a Southern Mill Village." Journal of American History 83.3 (1996): 872-902.
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  • Wright, Annette. "The Aftermath of the General Textile Strike: Managers and the Workplace at Burlington Mills." Journal of Southern Labor History 60.1 (1994):81-112.
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