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A Community of Labor

Sharon McConnell-Sidorick

in Silk Stockings and Socialism

Published by University of North Carolina Press

Published in print April 2017 | ISBN: 9781469632957
Published online September 2017 | e-ISBN: 9781469632971
A Community of Labor

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This chapter is an introduction to the community, culture, and class relations of Greater Kensington. It delineates its history, the development of industries and institutions, the different people who migrated to the area, and the interactions among them. The chapter serves to situate the hosiery industry within the textile industry, and the hosiery union within the larger community and within the context of its long, transnational labor relations. It discusses the origins of the union within the Knights of Labor.

Keywords: Kensington; Knights of Labor; Hosiery Industry; Textile; Hosiery Union; Transnational; Class; Culture

Chapter.  12931 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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