Talk:Textile workers strike (1934)
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I used the words "infamous strike of 1929" to describe the gastonia, n.c. strike. This strike is the one in which a truckload of union workers was pursued by vigilantees and shot, killing Ella Mae Wiggins, mother of five. Four other union leaders were killed , as was the chief of police.
Suggested sources are "The Textile Industry in North Carolina" by Brent D. Glass - North Carolina Dept. of Cultural Resources 1992
"New Deal Labor Policy and The Southern Cotton Textile Industry 1933-1941: james A. Hodges - University of Tenn. Press - 1986
"The Uprising of "34" a film by George Stoney, Judith Helfand, & Susanne Rostock - 1995 ---- Mike Johnson - Lyman, S.C.
Textile worker resources
I added a few more publications for further reading. Some are more related to Textile workers in general than the strike per se. We can move them to the other pages when they are created. Here's another:
- Textile Workers Union of America Unity and progress through democracy; the program of the Pre-Convention Committee for a Democratic TWUA. the Committee, n.pl.. [195-?], [12p.], wraps, 8.25x 10.75 inches. Issued by union dissidents.
DJ Silverfish 00:06, 9 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Question on segregation
It's an excellent article, but I recall that the textile industry was segregated at this point. Isn't that worth mentioning, since everyone was struggling for jobs in the Depression? I don't know when textile jobs were opened to African Americans. Just trying to fit the pieces together.--Parkwells (talk) 14:18, 28 March 2008 (UTC)
Would this constitute an external link? http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/face/Article.jsp?id=h-1026