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Author Wright, Christian L.,
Title Carbon County, USA Miners for Democracy in Utah and the West / Christian L. Wright.
Imprint Salt Lake City : The University of Utah Press, [2019]
Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 0000

Author Wright, Christian L.,
Series Book collections on Project MUSE.
Subject United Mine Workers of America -- History -- 20th century.
Labor unions -- Utah.
Labor movement -- Utah -- Emery County.
Labor movement -- Utah -- Carbon County.
Coal miners -- Labor unions -- Utah -- Emery County.
Coal miners -- Labor unions -- Utah -- Carbon County.
Alt Name Project Muse.
Description 1 online resource (pages cm)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Whither the union movement? is a question of old enough relevance in the U.S. to now seem almost anachronistic. Although unions are by no means entirely gone or lacking in political power, they and their potency are certainly diminished. With growing concerns about the direction of national politics, increasing income and power inequities, and signs of a receding middle class and increasing social division into haves and have nots, one can hear murmurs of union revival, but polls continue to show that many Americans distrust unions or consider them irrelevant to a modern service economy. Christian Wright digests what happened to one important American union, the United Mine Workers of America, over a fifty-year period, with particular focus on the coal miners of Carbon and Emery counties in Utah. Derived from his much more limited in scope but award-winning master's thesis at Northern Arizona University, this book manuscript places that story in a broader context of changes in the union movement and the nation. It draws on a variety of primary sources, including original research in the UMWA archives at Penn State and multiple oral history collections"--Provided by publisher.
Note Description based on print version record.
Contents Intro -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Prologue -- Introduction -- Part I -- 1. The UMWA at High Tide -- 2. Twilight of the New Deal -- 3. Collapse -- Part II -- 4. Prophets -- 5. Carbon County, USA -- 6. Hell or High Water -- Part III -- 7. El Movimiento -- 8. A Quiet Revolution -- 9. Unbridled -- Epilogue -- Appendix A: Chronology -- Appendix B: UMWA District 22 Locals, ca. 1983 -- Appendix C: Historic UMWA Locals in Utah -- Abbreviations Used in the Bibliography and Notes -- Bibliography -- Notes -- Index
ISBN 1607817241
9781607817246 (electronic bk.)
9781607817239 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC # 1183925060
Additional Format Print version: Wright, Christian L., author. For this union to survive Salt Lake City : The University of Utah Press, [2019] 9781607817246 (DLC) 2019009616

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