Capital-Labor Relations in the U.S. Textile Industry

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

I would like to thank the many individuals who have contributed to the development of the manuscript. James Geschwender, Martin Murray, Philip Kraft, Giovanni Arrighi, Alex Dupuy, James Dickinson, and Charlotte Bunzey read all or parts of the manuscript and made valuable suggestions. I especially thank Keir Jorgensen, Associate Research Director of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, for the careful and close reading he gave to different drafts of the manuscript, as well as for his untiring and generous assistance in locating data. Most of all, I would like to thank my wife, Bernadette West, for her reading and rereading of numerous drafts, for the many discussions on the research, and her ongoing support for my work. Various people helped prepare the manuscript and I would like to thank Anne Butera, Wanda Guarino, Dorothy Hartpence, Geraldine Holley, Helen Hudzina, Kathryn Krepich, Celeste Thatcher and Joan Tollinger.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Preface xi
  • Notes xiv
  • 1 - Profile of The Textile Industry 1
  • Notes 14
  • 2 - Mechanization in The Textile Labor Process 17
  • Notes 38
  • 3 - Textile Capital Relocation 41
  • Notes 85
  • 4 - State Intervention In Textile-Labor Relationships 91
  • Notes 121
  • 5 - Weakening Of Textile Labor 127
  • Notes 146
  • 6 - Conclusion 149
  • Appendix: Acquisitions And Deacquisitions of The 15 Largest U.S. Textile Companies, 1946-83 155
  • Selected Bibliography 169
  • Index 193
  • About the Author 195
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