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Silk Stockings and SocialismPhiladelphia's Radical Hosiery Workers from the Jazz Age to the New Deal$
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Sharon McConnell-Sidorick

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781469632957

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632957.001.0001

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A Community of Labor

A Community of Labor

(p.11) Chapter One A Community of Labor
Silk Stockings and Socialism

Sharon McConnell-Sidorick

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter is an introduction to the community, culture, and class relations of Greater Kensington. It delineates its history, the development of industries and institutions, the different people who migrated to the area, and the interactions among them. The chapter serves to situate the hosiery industry within the textile industry, and the hosiery union within the larger community and within the context of its long, transnational labor relations. It discusses the origins of the union within the Knights of Labor.

Keywords:   Kensington, Knights of Labor, Hosiery Industry, Textile, Hosiery Union, Transnational, Class, Culture

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