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The Resource Moisture of the earth : Mary Robinson, civil rights and textile union activist : an oral history, compiled and edited by Fran Leeper Buss

Moisture of the earth : Mary Robinson, civil rights and textile union activist : an oral history, compiled and edited by Fran Leeper Buss

Label
Moisture of the earth : Mary Robinson, civil rights and textile union activist : an oral history
Title
Moisture of the earth
Title remainder
Mary Robinson, civil rights and textile union activist : an oral history
Statement of responsibility
compiled and edited by Fran Leeper Buss
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Mary Robinson recounts her journey from picking cotton in rural Alabama to becoming an outspoken community leader and labor activist. The daughter of sharecroppers, Robinson came of age at the peak of the civil rights movement and took a job in J.P. Stevens's Montgomery plant when the textitle manufacturing giant was forced to admit African American workers. She soon became part of the historic organizing struggle by the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, finding her voice as an outspoken activist and union organizer. This narrative is a behind-the-scenes account of union organizing drives in the South, from the vantage point of a black woman. Based on twenty-three years of interviews betwen Mary Robinson and oral historian Fran Leeper Buss, this book reveals the intertwined effects of race, class, and gender on the lives of lower-income women during segregation and after; sheds light on African American resistance movmements in the twentieth century and the roles of religious traditions and storytelling in struggles for social justice; and highlights women's important roles in community activism and the labor movement."--Publisher description
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Robinson, Mary
Dewey number
  • 323.092 B
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
E185.97.R663
LC item number
A3 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Buss, Fran Leeper
Series statement
Class, culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civil rights workers
  • Women textile workers
  • Textile workers
  • African American women civil rights workers
  • Robinson, Mary
Label
Moisture of the earth : Mary Robinson, civil rights and textile union activist : an oral history, compiled and edited by Fran Leeper Buss
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-222)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mary Robinson's Story -- Epilogue: Untold Stories of African American Resistance
Control code
243845214
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 222 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780472095872
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008033535
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)243845214
Label
Moisture of the earth : Mary Robinson, civil rights and textile union activist : an oral history, compiled and edited by Fran Leeper Buss
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-222)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mary Robinson's Story -- Epilogue: Untold Stories of African American Resistance
Control code
243845214
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 222 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780472095872
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008033535
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)243845214

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