Buildings are closed. Curbside Pickup is available. Click here for our interim services.

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

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(0)
4 star
 
(1)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Lexile measure:
1020L
Description

Holding the Line , Barbara Kingsolver's first non-fiction book, is the story of women's lives transformed by an a signal event. Set in the small mining towns of Arizona, it is part oral history and part social criticism, exploring the process of empowerment which occurs when people work together as a community. Like Kingsolver's award-winning novels, Holding the Line is a beautifully written book grounded on the strength of its characters.

Hundreds of families held the line in the 1983 strike against Phelps Dodge Copper in Arizona. After more than a year the strikers lost their union certification, but the battle permanently altered the social order in these small, predominantly Hispanic mining towns. At the time the strike began, many women said they couldn't leave the house without their husband's permission. Yet, when injunctions barred union men from picketing, their wives and daughters turned out for the daily picket lines. When the strike dragged on and men left to seek jobs elsewhere, women continued to picket, organize support, and defend their rights even when the towns were occupied by the National Guard. "Nothing can ever be the same as it was before," said Diane McCormick of the Morenci Miners Women's Auxiliary. "Look at us. At the beginning of this strike, we were just a bunch of ladies."

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Contributors:
ISBN:
9780801483899
9780875461564
9780801465093
9780875461557
9780801433405
Lexile measure:
1020L
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID5075476a-db18-45c0-7e9d-e720763cc064
Grouping Titleholding the line women in the great arizona mine strike of 1983
Grouping Authorbarbara kingsolver
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-10-26 00:02:01AM
Last Indexed2020-10-29 04:20:29AM
Novelist Primary ISBNnone

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorKingsolver, Barbara.
author2-rolehoopla digital.
author_displayKingsolver, Barbara
available_at_santafeMain Library (Curbside Pickup)
Southside (Curbside Pickup)
detailed_location_santafeMain
Online Hoopla Collection
Southside
display_descriptionHolding the Line, Barbara Kingsolver's first non-fiction book, is the story of women's lives transformed by a signal event. Set in the small mining towns of Arizona, it is part oral history and part social criticism, exploring the process of empowerment which occurs when people work together as a community. Like Kingsolver's award-winning novels, Holding the Line is a beautifully written book grounded on the strength of its characters. Hundreds of families held the line in the 1983 strike against Phelps Dodge Copper in Arizona. After more than a year the strikers lost their union certification, but the battle permanently altered the social order in these small, predominantly Hispanic mining towns. At the time the strike began, many women said they couldn't leave the house without their husband's permission. Yet, when injunctions barred union men from picketing, their wives and daughters turned out for the daily picket lines. When the strike dragged on and men left to seek jobs elsewhere, women continued to picket, organize support, and defend their rights even when the towns were occupied by the National Guard. "Nothing can ever be the same as it was before," said Diane McCormick of the Morenci Miners Women's Auxiliary. "Look at us. At the beginning of this strike, we were just a bunch of ladies."
format_category_santafeBooks
eBook
format_santafeBook
eBook
id5075476a-db18-45c0-7e9d-e720763cc064
isbn9780801433405
9780801465093
9780801483899
9780875461557
9780875461564
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b10860368.i18900860Main331.892 Kin1falsefalse*CHECK SHELF*mn
ils:.b10860368.i16399195Southside331.892 Kin1falsefalse*CHECK SHELF*co
hoopla:MWT12421651Online Hoopla CollectionOnline HooplaeBookeBook1falsetruehooplahttps://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12421651?utm_source=MARCAvailable Online
itype_santafeRegular Circ
last_indexed2020-10-29T10:20:29.861Z
lexile_score1020
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_santafe331.892 Kin
owning_library_santafeSanta Fe Public Library
owning_location_santafeMain Library (Curbside Pickup)
Southside (Curbside Pickup)
primary_isbn9780801483899
publishDate1996
2012
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b10860368BookBooksEnglishILR Press, 1996.xxiii, 213 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
hoopla:MWT12421651eBookeBookEnglishCornell University Press, 2012.1 online resource
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_santafe
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b10860368.i18900860On Shelf*CHECK SHELF*falsetruetruefalsefalsetrue9999
ils:.b10860368.i16399195On Shelf*CHECK SHELF*falsetruetruefalsefalsetrue9999
hoopla:MWT12421651Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruefalsefalsefalsefalse
subject_facetElectronic books
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
topic_facetCopper mining
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