"Black workers fighting for unions and for equal rights have not usually been identified as part of the Civil Rights movement; but anyone who reads [this] book will appreciate that they are. Poignant reading, Honey's interviews reflect his clear sympathy and admiration for his subjects and their achievements. No one can read these stories without sharing Honey's feelings." - Gerald Friedman, Journal of Economic History "[An] eloquent history.... Honey serves as a symphony conductor, skillfully blending the voices of black rubber workers, garbage men, domestics and other laborers into a powerful choir singing a song of freedom." - John Posey, Dallas Morning News
About the Author
Michael Keith Honey is Harry Bridges Chair of Labor Studies and Professor of African-American, Ethnic and Labor Studies, and American History at the University of Washington, Tacoma. He is the author of the prize-winning Southern Labor and Black Civil Rights: Organizing Memphis Workers (1993).