Hog Wild: The Battle for Workers' Rights at the World's Largest Slaughterhouse

Lynn Waltz (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$24.95  $22.95
Publisher
University of Iowa Press
Publish Date
May 15, 2018
Pages
280
Dimensions
6.0 X 0.8 X 8.9 inches | 1.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781609385859

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About the Author

Lynn Waltz is an assistant professor of journalism at Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia. Twice nominated by The Virginian-Pilot for the Pulitzer Prize, she has been a professional journalist for more than twenty-five years.

Reviews

"Lynn Waltz weaves in-depth interviews of key actors and court records with contemporaneous newspaper reporting into a compelling saga of the fourteen-year campaign to unionize the world's largest meatpacking plant. Hog Wild is a valuable addition to the literature on workers' struggles for better wages and working conditions in the meatpacking industry."
--Donald D. Stull, coauthor, Slaughter-house Blues: The Meat and Poultry Industry
in North America

"Lynn Waltz's examination of Smithfield Foods's campaigns against unionism in the modern meat industry is vivid and haunting. Her book offers compelling insight into the fate of the modern American labor movement and, crucially, evidence for why the United States is increasingly divided between rich and poor."--Wilson J. Warren, author, Tied to the Great Packing Machine: The Midwest and Meatpacking