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Black and White Workers and Communists Built a “Civil Rights Unionism” Under Jim Crow

Jacobin
Nelson Lichtenstein
2022-10-03
https://jacobin.com/2022/10/winston-salem-tobacco-union-communists-new-deal/

It has been twenty years since Robert Korstad published his landmark history of tobacco worker unionism in the 1940s Piedmont South. But the book has never been more timely. Rereading his Civil Rights Unionism during the summer of 2022 proved a revelatory experience. It is not just that Korstad’s history of African-American efforts to build […]