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The Resource Palomino : Clinton Jencks and Mexican-American unionism in the American Southwest, James J. Lorence

Palomino : Clinton Jencks and Mexican-American unionism in the American Southwest, James J. Lorence

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Palomino : Clinton Jencks and Mexican-American unionism in the American Southwest
Title
Palomino
Title remainder
Clinton Jencks and Mexican-American unionism in the American Southwest
Statement of responsibility
James J. Lorence
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The first comprehensive biography of progressive labor organizer, peace worker, and economist Clinton Jencks (1918-2005), this book explores the life of one of the most important political and social activists to appear in the Southwestern United States in the twentieth century. A key figure in the radical International Union of Mine, Mill, and Smelter Workers (IUMMSW) Local 890 in Grant County, New Mexico, Jencks was involved in organizing not only the mine workers but also their wives in the 1951 strike against the Empire Zinc Company. He was active in the production of the 1954 landmark labor film dramatizing the Empire Zinc strike, Salt of the Earth, which was heavily suppressed during the McCarthy era and led to Jencks's persecution by the federal government. Labor historian James J. Lorence examines the interaction between Jencks's personal experience and the broader forces that marked the world and society in which he worked and lived. Following the work of Jencks and his equally progressive wife, Virginia Derr Jencks, Lorence illuminates the roots and character of Southwestern unionism, the role of radicalism in the Mexican-American civil rights movement, the rise of working-class feminism within Local 890 and the Grant County Mexican-American community, and the development of Mexican-American identity in the Southwest. Chronicling Jencks's five-year-long legal battle against charges of perjury, this biography also illustrates how civil liberties and American labor were constrained by the specter of anticommunism during the Cold War. Drawing from extensive research as well as interviews and correspondence, this volume highlights Clinton Jencks's dramatic influence on the history of labor culture in the Southwest through a lifetime devoted to progress and change for the social good."--Publisher's website
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lorence, James J
Dewey number
  • 331.892/823452092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD8073.J46
LC item number
L67 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The working class in American history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jencks, Clinton E
  • Pacifists
  • Economists
  • Labor movement
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Jencks, Clinton E
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Economists
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Labor movement
  • Pacifists
  • United States
Label
Palomino : Clinton Jencks and Mexican-American unionism in the American Southwest, James J. Lorence
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Clinton Jencks, Mine-Mill, and biography as history -- Years of preparation : roots of radicalism -- Growing up concerned : childhood, family, and the formation of a value system, 1918-1939 -- The world of work and new opportunities for social action : living faith, 1939-1945 -- Building for the future : envisioning a new world -- Coming home : veterans' advocacy and renewed political commitment -- Mine-Mill and social change : economic progress, mexican american activism, and social justice, 1945-1947 -- Cold War unionism : progressives on defense -- Mobilizing for mass action : social and political initiatives, 1948-1950 -- The moment of decision : the empire zinc strike, grass roots feminism, and Mexican American liberation, 1950-1953 -- Telling the story : Salt of the earth as a medium of communication -- A time of peril : public exposure -- Confronting domestic anti-communism : the Jencks case, civil liberties, and the law, 1953-1957 -- The web of consequences : life after Mine-Mill -- Epilogue: a reflection on the committed life
Control code
840569814
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 266 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299463424
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2mxrz0
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)840569814
Label
Palomino : Clinton Jencks and Mexican-American unionism in the American Southwest, James J. Lorence
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Clinton Jencks, Mine-Mill, and biography as history -- Years of preparation : roots of radicalism -- Growing up concerned : childhood, family, and the formation of a value system, 1918-1939 -- The world of work and new opportunities for social action : living faith, 1939-1945 -- Building for the future : envisioning a new world -- Coming home : veterans' advocacy and renewed political commitment -- Mine-Mill and social change : economic progress, mexican american activism, and social justice, 1945-1947 -- Cold War unionism : progressives on defense -- Mobilizing for mass action : social and political initiatives, 1948-1950 -- The moment of decision : the empire zinc strike, grass roots feminism, and Mexican American liberation, 1950-1953 -- Telling the story : Salt of the earth as a medium of communication -- A time of peril : public exposure -- Confronting domestic anti-communism : the Jencks case, civil liberties, and the law, 1953-1957 -- The web of consequences : life after Mine-Mill -- Epilogue: a reflection on the committed life
Control code
840569814
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 266 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299463424
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2mxrz0
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)840569814

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