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Introduction: Southern Workers in a Changing Economy

Robert H. Zieger

in Life and Labor in the New New South

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780813037950
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780813043111 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813037950.003.0001
Introduction: Southern Workers in a Changing Economy

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Political, economic, and demographic changes have transformed the South in the period since 1950, especially over the past thirty years. Deindustrialization, the rise of the service sector, demographic changes, and southern-led innovations in the conduct of labor relations have combined to reinforce the South's traditional resistance to organized labor and to create widely emulated patterns of industrial relations.

Keywords: South; Hispanics; African Americans; deindustrialization; service sector employment; Walmart; Democratic party; Unions

Chapter.  6641 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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