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Covering for the Bosses: Labor and the Southern Press

Joseph B. Atkins


This book probes the difficult relationship between the press and organized labor in the South from the past to the present day. Written by a veteran journalist and first-hand observer of the labor movement and its treatment in the region’s newspapers and other media, the text focuses on the modern South that has evolved since World War II. In gathering materials for this book, the author crisscrossed the region, interviewing workers, managers, labor organizers, immigrants, activists, and journalists, and canvassing labor archives. Using individual events to reveal the broad picture, the book ... More

Keywords: organized labor, labor movement, textile industry, Sunbelt South, Detroit South, automakers, press, political interests, workers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9781934110805
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781934110805.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joseph B. Atkins, author