On Strike and on Film: Mexican American Families and Blacklisted Filmmakers in Cold War America / Edition 1

On Strike and on Film: Mexican American Families and Blacklisted Filmmakers in Cold War America / Edition 1

by Ellen R. Baker
     
 

ISBN-10: 0807857912

ISBN-13: 9780807857915

Pub. Date: 03/12/2007

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

Baker explores the 1951 miners' strike in Hanover, New Mexico, in which the Mexican American miners were prohibited from picketing. When their wives picketed for them, leading to a victory for the miners in 1952, the miners' union was forced to consider gender equality in their struggle for justice. Baker also explores the collaboration between mining families and

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Baker explores the 1951 miners' strike in Hanover, New Mexico, in which the Mexican American miners were prohibited from picketing. When their wives picketed for them, leading to a victory for the miners in 1952, the miners' union was forced to consider gender equality in their struggle for justice. Baker also explores the collaboration between mining families and blacklisted Hollywood filmmakers that resulted in the controversial 1954 film Salt of the Earth. She shows how this worker-artist alliance gave the mining families a unique chance to clarify the meanings of the strike in their own lives and allowed the filmmakers to create a progressive alternative to Hollywood productions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807857915
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
03/12/2007
Edition description:
1
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Grant County's Mining District
Part I. Crisis
Chapter 3. Class Conflict in the Mines, 1930-1950
Chapter 4. Competing Models of Unionism
Part II. The Women's Picket
Chapter 5. Political Consciousness and Community Formation
Chapter 6. Household Relations
Part III. A Worker-Artist Alliance
Chapter 7. The Blacklist
Chapter 8. A Progressive Vision of Popular Culture
Chapter 9. Anticommunist Assaults
Chapter 10. Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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