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Author Roll, Jarod, author.

Title Poor man's fortune : White working-class conservatism in American metal mining, 1850-1950 / Jarod Roll.

Publication Info. Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2020]


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Description 344 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
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Note 305.922344 R646p 2020
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Finding's keeping -- The favorite of fortune -- Nothing but his labor -- The Joplin man simply takes his chances -- The American boy has held his own -- Red-blooded, rugged individuals -- Back to work.
Summary "White working-class conservatives have played a decisive role in American history, particularly in their opposition to social justice movements, radical critiques of capitalism, and government help for the poor and sick. While this pattern is largely seen as a post-1960s development, 'Poor Man's Fortune' tells a different story, excavating the long history of white working-class conservatism in the century from the Civil War to World War II. With a close study of metal miners in the Tri-State district of Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma, Jarod Roll reveals why successive generations of white, native-born men willingly and repeatedly opposed labor unions and government-led health and safety reforms, even during the New Deal"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Miners -- Tri-State Mining District -- History -- 19th century.
Miners -- Tri-State Mining District -- History -- 20th century.
Working class whites -- Attitudes.
Working class men -- Attitudes.
Conservatism -- Tri-State Mining District -- History.
Masculinity -- Economic aspects.
White nationalism.
Conservatism. (OCoLC)fst00875582
Miners. (OCoLC)fst01022485
White nationalism. (OCoLC)fst01895876
Chronological Term 1800-1999
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
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