Chapter

The Strike Drags On

David Lee McMullen

in Strike!

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print July 2010 | ISBN: 9780813034867
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038674 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813034867.003.0010
The Strike Drags On

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This chapter gives a detailed account of the continuing Passaic Textile Strike. Keeping the strike before the American public was a key strategy of the Passaic strikers. They enlisted the support of a variety of journalists, representing national and New York City publications, to spread their message. They also published their own account of the strike, titled Hell in New Jersey—Story of the Passaic Textile Strike, and they produced a silent documentary motion picture—Passaic Textile Strike: Organizing the Unorganized. Both were distributed widely during the strike.

Keywords: Passaic Textile Strike; textile strikers; publications; media attention; Communist Party; textile workers

Chapter.  4179 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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