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Holding the line: women in the great Arizona mine strike of 1983

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Novelist Barbara Kingsolver began her writing career with Holding the Line. It is the story of how women's lives were transformed by an eighteen-month strike against the Phelps Dodge Copper Corporation. Set in the small mining towns of Arizona, the story is partly oral history and partly social criticism, exploring the process of empowerment which occurs when people work together as a community. For this new edition, Kingsolver has revised the first chapter and written a new introduction, which explains the book's particular importance. "Holding the Line was a watershed event for me because it taught me to pay attention: to know the place where I lived. Since then I've written other books, most of them set in the vine-scented, dusty climate of Southwestern class struggle.... My hope for you, as a person now holding this book, is that the reading will bring you some of what the writing brought to me. Whether or not you can claim any interest in a gritty little town smack in the middle of nowhere that hosted a long-ago mine strike, I hope in the end you will care about its courage and sagacity".
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Phelps Dodge Corporation Strike -- Morenci, Arizona -- 1983
Phelps Dodge Corporation Strike, Morenci, Ariz., 1983-
Strikes and lockouts -- Copper mining
Strikes and lockouts -- Copper mining -- Arizona
Women
Women -- Arizona
Women in labor unions
Women labor union members -- Arizona
Women political activists
Women political activists -- Arizona
title_displayHolding the line : women in the great Arizona mine strike of 1983
title_fullHolding the line : women in the great Arizona mine strike of 1983 / Barbara Kingsolver
Holding the line : women in the great Arizona mine strike of 1983 [electronic resource] / Barbara Kingsolver
title_shortHolding the line
title_subwomen in the great Arizona mine strike of 1983
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Electronic books
Phelps Dodge Corporation Strike
Phelps Dodge Corporation Strike, Morenci, Ariz., 1983-
Strikes and lockouts
Women
Women in labor unions
Women labor union members
Women political activists