Poor man's fortune white working-class conservatism in American metal mining, 1850-1950

Title
Poor man's fortune [electronic resource] : white working-class conservatism in American metal mining, 1850-1950 / Jarod Roll.
Author
Roll, Jarod.
Publication
Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2020]
Electronic Resource

Details

Description
1 online resource (344 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Uniform Title
Poor man's fortune (Online)
Alternative Title
Poor man's fortune (Online)
Genre/Form
Electronic books.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-321) and index.
Access (note)
  • Access restricted to authorized users.
Contents
Finding's keeping -- The favorite of fortune -- Nothing but his labor -- The Joplin man simply takes his chances -- The American boy has held his own -- Red-blooded, rugged individuals -- Back to work.
ISBN
9781469656304 (canceled/invalid)
LCCN
2019052079
Author
Roll, Jarod.
Title
Poor man's fortune [electronic resource] : white working-class conservatism in American metal mining, 1850-1950 / Jarod Roll.
Imprint
Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2020]
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-321) and index.
Access
Access restricted to authorized users.
Summary
"White working-class conservatives have played a decisive role in American history, particularly in their opposition to social justice movements, radical critiques of capitalism, and government help for the poor and sick. While this pattern is largely seen as a post-1960s development, 'Poor Man's Fortune' tells a different story, excavating the long history of white working-class conservatism in the century from the Civil War to World War II. With a close study of metal miners in the Tri-State district of Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma, Jarod Roll reveals why successive generations of white, native-born men willingly and repeatedly opposed labor unions and government-led health and safety reforms, even during the New Deal"-- Provided by publisher.
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