240 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 32 halftones, notes, bibl., index
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-5974-2
Published: June 2009
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-1693-3
Published: October 2014
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About the Author
John A. Salmond is professor of history at La Trobe University in Australia. His books include A Southern Rebel: The Life and Times of Aubrey Willis Williams, 1890-1965.
For more information about John A. Salmond, visit the Author Page.
“The most comprehensive narrative history of what happened in Gastonia the year of the strike.”--Our State
“[This] solid contribution to the historiography . . . adds a new dimension to our understanding of those troubling days. . . . Gastonia is compellingly told and well written.”--Mississippi Quarterly
“This tight, fast-paced, well-written narrative offers a powerful commentary on the vulnerability of the American judicial system to the basic cultural forces within the communities in which it operates.”--Law and History Review
"[Salmond] has written a fair, dispassionate book."--Washington Post
"A well-written, compact account of the infamous strike that brought the first Communist organizers to the southern textile industry."--Journal of American History
"A fascinating narrative of this famous textile mill strike in North Carolina."--Choice