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Labor, Race, and the Mississippi Press

Labor, Race, and the Mississippi Press

(p.86) Chapter 5 Labor, Race, and the Mississippi Press
Covering for the Bosses
Joseph B. Atkins
University Press of Mississippi

This chapter explores the struggles of Southern labor leaders against the Mississippi press. It contends that newspapers in Mississippi have taken anti-union stands, even berating union leaders for promoting racial integration. It notes that newspaper columnists were also blasting labor unions, and even advocating that unions should be kept out of the facilities of Mississippi.

Keywords:   labor unions, labor leaders, newspaper, Mississippi, Mississippi press

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