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Minchin, Timothy J.

Overview
Works: 28 works in 83 publications in 1 language and 10,318 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Timothy J Minchin
What do we need a union for? : the TWUA in the South, 1945-1955 by Timothy J Minchin( )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 2,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the dream : black and white southerners since 1965 by Timothy J Minchin( )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Luther King's 1965 address from Montgomery, Alabama, the center of much racial conflict at the time and the location of the well-publicized bus boycott a decade earlier, is often considered by historians to be the culmination of the civil rights era in American history. In his momentous speech, King declared that segregation was "on its deathbed" and that the movement had already achieved significant milestones. Although the civil rights movement had won many battles in the struggle for racial equality by the mid-1960s, including legislation to guarantee black voting rights and to desegregate public accommodations, the fight to implement the new laws was just starting. In reality, King's speech in Montgomery represented a new beginning rather than a conclusion to the movement, a fact that King acknowledged in the address. After the Dream: Black and White Southerners since 1965 begins where many histories of the civil rights movement end, with King's triumphant march from the iconic battleground of Selma to Montgomery. Timothy J. Minchin and John Salmond focus on events in the South following the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act. After the Dream examines the social, economic, and political implications of these laws in the decades following their passage, discussing the empowerment of black southerners, white resistance, accommodation and acceptance, and the nation's political will. The book also provides a fascinating history of the often-overlooked period of race relations during the presidential administrations of Ford, Carter, Reagan, and both George H.W. and George W. Bush. Ending with the election of President Barack Obama, this study will influence contemporary historiography on the civil rights movement
Don't sleep with Stevens! : the J.P. Stevens campaign and the struggle to organize the South, 1963-80 by Timothy J Minchin( )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Despite the prominence of the Stevens campaign, this is the first book-length account, and it draws on a rich body of underutilized archival material. Blending these records with oral histories and press accounts, Minchin highlights the important influence that the case had on American labor relations, especially in encouraging other firms to copy the Stevens company's tactics. For the first time, Minchin also explores the role that race played in determining the fate of organizing efforts, showing how difficult it was to build grassroots interracial unions."--Jacket
The color of work : the struggle for civil rights in the Southern paper industry, 1945-1980 by Timothy J Minchin( )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using previously-untapped legal records and oral history interviews, this work provides an in-depth account of the struggle to integrate the southern paper mills in the United States over the period 1945-80. Jobs were strictly segregated till the 1960s with black workers in menial positions
Empty mills : the fight against imports and the decline of the U.S. textile industry by Timothy J Minchin( )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deindustrialization has had a profound effect on both the textile and apparel industry. In Empty Mills, Timothy Minchin documents how both industries have suffered since WWII and the unwavering efforts of industry supporters to prevent that decline
Labor under fire : a history of the AFL-CIO since 1979 by Timothy J Minchin( )

7 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Reagan years to the present, the labor movement has faced a profoundly hostile climate. As America's largest labor federation, the AFL-CIO was forced to reckon with severe political and economic headwinds. Yet the AFL-CIO survived, consistently fighting for programs that benefited millions of Americans, including social security, unemployment insurance, the minimum wage, and universal health care. With a membership of more than 13 million, it was also able to launch the largest labor march in American history--1981's Solidarity Day--and to play an important role in politics. In a history that spans from 1979 to the present, Timothy J. Minchin tells a sweeping, national story of how the AFL-CIO sustained itself and remained a significant voice in spite of its powerful enemies and internal constraints. Full of details, characters, and never-before-told stories drawn from unexamined, restricted, and untapped archives, as well as interviews with crucial figures involved with the organization, this book tells the definitive history of the modern AFL-CIO. --
Hiring the black worker : the racial integration of the Southern textile industry, 1960-1980 by Timothy J Minchin( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a study of the struggle for integration of the southern textile industry in the wake of the mid-60s enactment of civil rights legislation
Fighting against the odds : a history of southern labor since World War II by Timothy J Minchin( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawing on a broad knowledge of primary sources and his own extensive archive of more than two hundred interviews with southern workers, Minchin offers an overview of the past seventy years of southern labor history in combination with a lively and intimate sense of the human experience. His oral histories include men and women, both black and white, who offer their insights not just on the workplace but also on their living conditions, political activities, and race relations."--Jacket
From rights to economics : the ongoing struggle for Black equality in the U.S. South by Timothy J Minchin( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American workers, American unions : the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries by Robert H Zieger( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Highly acclaimed and widely read since its first publication in 1986, American Workers, American Unions provides a concise and compelling history of American workers and their unions in the twentieth century and the first decade of the twenty-first. Taking into account recent important work on the 1970s and the Reagan revolution, the fourth edition newly considers the stagflation issue, the rise of globalization and big box retailing, the failure of Congress to pass legislation supporting the right of public employees to collective bargaining, the defeat in Congress of legislation to revise the National Labor Relations Act, the emasculation of the Humphrey-Hawkins Act, and the changing dynamics of blue-collar politics. In addition to important new information on the 1970s and 1980s, the fourth edition contains a completely new final chapter. Largely written by Timothy J. Minchin, this chapter provides a rare survey of American workers and their unions between 9/11 and the 2012 presidential election. Gilbert J. Gall presents new information on government workers and their recent battles to defend workplace rights. An extensive collection of bibliographical material will be made available online"--
Forging a common bond : labor and environmental activism during the BASF lockout by Timothy J Minchin( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He also documents how the union used workers' awareness of past environmental practices to disrupt the company's efforts to expand operations at the site."--Jacket
Confronting decline : the political economy of deindustrialization in twentieth-century New England by David Koistinen( Book )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on Massachusetts textile industries to understand the process of deindustrialization and three common responses to it: cutbacks in regulation, federal intervention, and economic development
"The Union was our only voice" : African-American textile workers in Danville, Virginia, 1944-1957 by Timothy J Minchin( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film noir, American workers, and postwar Hollywood by Dennis Broe( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ever since French critics began using the term film noir in the mid-1940s, a clear definition of the genre has remained elusive. Though sometimes defined visually, there is more to film noir than meets the eye. This interdisciplinary examination argues for the central importance of class in the creation of film noir and demonstrates how the form itself came to fruition during one of the most active periods of working-class agitation and middle-class antagonism in American history." "After World War II, the crime film centered around the movement of its protagonist outside the law. This movement was congruent with postwar labor movements that were forced to use extralegal means because of the increasing pressure applied by new legislation such as the Taft-Hartley Act, which declared strikes to be illegal. At the same time, many unionists were driven out of the industries they helped to organize by the House Un-American Activities Committee. It is during this period that noir became a lament, with protagonists moving further outside the law to seek justice and with these struggles written on their battered corpses at the end of the film." "Expanding this investigation into Cold War and post-9/11 America, Broe extends his analysis of the ways film noir is intimately connected to labor history. The constructed nature of the cold war and its lurch toward conservatism points to the war on terrorism and the struggles within and between global capital, class, race, and gender."--Jacket
Florida's working-class past : current perspectives on labor, race, and gender from Spanish Florida to the new immigration( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viewed from the perspective of the Florida peninsula, the essays in this collection explore the history of labor in the United States and Caribbean, highlighting the ways this view provides new insights into shifting race and ethnic relations, gender roles, class definitions, and human migration from the Spanish colonial period through the present day. Florida provides a unique window onto the transformation of American labor over the past four centuries, underscoring the international and national developments that have shaped, and been shaped by, the lives of working men and women. Book jacket
Making best use of the new laws : the NAACP and the fight for civil rights in the South, 1965-1975 by Timothy J Minchin( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Federal policy and the racial integration of Southern industry, 1961-1980 by Timothy J Minchin( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Getting out of the white man's kitchen : African American women and the racial integration of the southern textile industry by Timothy J Minchin( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Southern textile workers and the Textile Workers Union of America, CIO, 1945-1995 by Timothy J Minchin( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Don't Sleep With Stevens!: The J.P. Stevens Campaign and the Struggle to Organize the South, 1963-80 (New perspectives on the history of the South) by Timothy J Minchin( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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What do we need a union for? : the TWUA in the South, 1945-1955
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After the dream : black and white southerners since 1965Don't sleep with Stevens! : the J.P. Stevens campaign and the struggle to organize the South, 1963-80The color of work : the struggle for civil rights in the Southern paper industry, 1945-1980Hiring the black worker : the racial integration of the Southern textile industry, 1960-1980Fighting against the odds : a history of southern labor since World War IIFrom rights to economics : the ongoing struggle for Black equality in the U.S. SouthForging a common bond : labor and environmental activism during the BASF lockoutFilm noir, American workers, and postwar HollywoodFlorida's working-class past : current perspectives on labor, race, and gender from Spanish Florida to the new immigration
Alternative Names
Minchin, Tim

Minchin, Timothy.

Languages
English (75)