Mollie's Job: A Story of Life and Work on the Global Assembly Line by William M. Adler, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Mollie's Job: A Story of Life and Work on the Global Assembly Line / Edition 1

Mollie's Job: A Story of Life and Work on the Global Assembly Line / Edition 1

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by William M. Adler
     
 

ISBN-10: 0743200306

ISBN-13: 2900743200300

Pub. Date: 08/07/2001

Publisher: Scribner

William Adler's absorbing and affecting narrative history traces the postwar migration of one factory job as it is passed from the cradle of American industry, Paterson, New Jersey, to rural Mississippi during the turmoil of the civil rights movement, to the burgeoning border city of Matamoros, Mexico.

This fascinating story follows the intersecting lives and fates

Overview

William Adler's absorbing and affecting narrative history traces the postwar migration of one factory job as it is passed from the cradle of American industry, Paterson, New Jersey, to rural Mississippi during the turmoil of the civil rights movement, to the burgeoning border city of Matamoros, Mexico.

This fascinating story follows the intersecting lives and fates of three women who held the same job, in each of three locales. The story of these women, their company, and their communities provides an ideal prism through which Adler explores the larger issues at the heart of the book: The decline of unions and the middle class, the growing gap between rich and poor, public policy that rewards companies for transferring U.S. jobs abroad, the ways in which "free trade" undermines stable businesses and communities, and how the global economy exploits workers on both sides of the border.

Combining the deft historian's touch with first-rate reporting, Mollie's Job is an unprecedented and revealing look at the flesh-and-blood consequences of the global economy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900743200300
Publisher:
Scribner
Publication date:
08/07/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: The End of the Line

Part I:   Paterson
  1. Dimples Takes a Ride
  2. The Golden Land
  3. High, Wide and Handsome
  4. The World of Tomorrow
  5. Eight Days a Week
  6. Farrell Dobbs's Vision
  7. "All Hell Broke Loose"

Part II:   Mississippi
  8. Biscuits and Bond Issues
  9. Working for the Railroad
10. Handbills from Heaven

Part III:  Mexico
11. Border Dreams
12. Leveraged Lives
13. "On the Border, By the Sea"
14. The Lucky Ones
15. Sleeping with the Elephant

Epilogue: "Thank God for NAFTA"
Bibliography
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index

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