New Edited Volume: Life and Labor in the New South

51awOrqgRIL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_Now available from the University Press of Florida, Life and Labor in the New South, a collection of essays edited b Robert H. Zieger, with contributions from several SLSA members. This collection of essays explores the dynamic new face of Southern labor since 1950. Life and Labor in the New New South weaves together the best work of established scholars with emerging cutting-edge research on ethnicity, gender, prison labor, de-industrialization, rapidly changing demographic and employment patterns, and popular response to globalization.

Contributors include Jane Berger, Michael Bess, Robert Bussel, Robert Chase, David Ciscel, Michael Dennis, Tami Friedman, Michael Honey, Max Krochmal, Timothy Minchin, Bruce Nissen, and Michael Pierce. The essays examine such topics as southern deindustrialization, union activism in the healthcare industry, labor-community coalitions, the politics of southern anti-unionism, and immigrant labor in southern agriculture.

Robert Zieger is Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Florida and author most recently of For Jobs and Freedom: Race and Labor in America since 1865.