Right: Young doffers in Mollahan Mills, Newberry, S.C., early 1900’s; a public domain photo by Lewis Hine
Denise Morris hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes a re-broadcast from Against the Grain:
The failure to unionize the South, to organize Southern workers in the 1930s and ’40s on the basis of interracial worker solidarity, had momentous and enduring consequences for race relations and worker well-being in the U.S. as a whole. So argues Michael Goldfield, who in his new book points to the marginalization of leftists within unions and federations like the CIO. C.S. Soong interviews Michael Goldfield, author of The Southern Key: Class, Race, and Radicalism in the 1930s and 1940s, Oxford University Press, 2020 This interview was first broadcast on Against the Grain on September 5, 2022.
Against the Grain is a weekly radio show hosted by Sasha Lilley and C.S Soong on KPFA Pacifica Radio in Berkley, California. It’s a program of ideas, in-depth analysis, and commentary on political, economic, social, and cultural issues important to radical thinking and activism.
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