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The Resource Capital moves : RCA's seventy-year quest for cheap labor, Jefferson Cowie

Capital moves : RCA's seventy-year quest for cheap labor, Jefferson Cowie

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Capital moves : RCA's seventy-year quest for cheap labor
Title
Capital moves
Title remainder
RCA's seventy-year quest for cheap labor
Statement of responsibility
Jefferson Cowie
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Find a pool of cheap, pliable workers and give them jobs--and soon they cease to be as cheap or as pliable. What is an employer to do then? Why, find another poor community desperate for work. This route--one taken time and again by major American manufacturers--is vividly chronicled in this fascinating account of RCA's half century-long search for desirable sources of labor. Capital Moves introduces us to the people most affected by the migration of industry and, most importantly, recounts how they came to fight against the idea that they were simply "cheap labor."Jefferson Cowie tells the dramatic story of four communities, each irrevocably transformed by the opening of an industrial plant. From the manufacturer's first factory in Camden, New Jersey, where it employed large numbers of southern and eastern European immigrants, RCA moved to rural Indiana in 1940, hiring Americans of Scotch-Irish descent for its plant in Bloomington. Then, in the volatile 1960s, the company relocated to Memphis where African Americans made up the core of the labor pool. Finally, the company landed in northern Mexico in the 1970s--a region rapidly becoming one of the most industrialized on the continent
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Cowie, Jefferson
Dewey number
338.7/621381/0973
Government publication
other
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
HD9696.A3U5334 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • RCA Corporation
  • Electronic industry workers
  • Business relocation
  • RCA Corporation
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Labor & Industrial Relations
  • Business relocation
  • Electronic industry workers
  • Employees
  • United States
Target audience
specialized
Label
Capital moves : RCA's seventy-year quest for cheap labor, Jefferson Cowie
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5. Moving toward a Shutdown: Bloomington, 1969-1998
  • 6. The Double Struggle: Ciudad Juarez, 1978-1998
  • 7. The Distances In Between
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • 1. In Defiance of Their Master's Voice: Camden, 1929-1950
  • 2. "Anything but an Industrial Town": Bloomington, 1940-1968
  • 3. Bordering on the Sun Belt: Memphis, 1965-1971
  • 4. The New Industrial Frontier: Ciudad Juarez, 1964-1978
Control code
1105893301
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501723568
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.7591/9781501723568
Other physical details
1 map, 6 charts, 15 halftones
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22573/ctvtv1hv6
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1105893301
Label
Capital moves : RCA's seventy-year quest for cheap labor, Jefferson Cowie
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5. Moving toward a Shutdown: Bloomington, 1969-1998
  • 6. The Double Struggle: Ciudad Juarez, 1978-1998
  • 7. The Distances In Between
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • 1. In Defiance of Their Master's Voice: Camden, 1929-1950
  • 2. "Anything but an Industrial Town": Bloomington, 1940-1968
  • 3. Bordering on the Sun Belt: Memphis, 1965-1971
  • 4. The New Industrial Frontier: Ciudad Juarez, 1964-1978
Control code
1105893301
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501723568
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.7591/9781501723568
Other physical details
1 map, 6 charts, 15 halftones
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvtv1hv6
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1105893301

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