By Christopher B. Daly
Due to the fact that its unique booklet in 1987, Like a Family has develop into a vintage within the learn of yankee exertions background. Basing their examine on a chain of amazing interviews, letters, and articles from the alternate press, the authors discover the voices and studies of employees within the Southern cotton mill in the course of the Twenties and Thirties. Now with a brand new afterword, this variation stands as a useful contribution to American social historical past.
"The genius of Like a Family lies in its easy integration of the heritage of the family--particularly women--into the background of the cotton-mill world.--Ira Berlin, New York instances publication Review
"Like a Family is historical past, folklore, and storytelling all rolled into one. it's a dwelling, revelatory chronicle of existence hardly ever saw via the academe. A powerhouse.--Studs Terkel
"Here is hard work historical past in intensely human phrases. Neither nice impersonal forces nor deadening facts are allowed to get within the method of individuals. If scholars of the hot South wish either the scale and the texture of existence and exertions within the cloth undefined, this booklet should be immensely satisfying.--Choice
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