There's Always Work at the Post Office: African American Postal Workers and the Fight for Jobs, Justice, and Equality

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Price
$42.00
Publisher
University of North Carolina Press
Publish Date
Pages
472
Dimensions
6.58 X 9.24 X 1.11 inches | 1.49 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780807859865

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About the Author

Philip F. Rubio is a Mellon Fellow studying history at Duke University.

Reviews

Scholarly, richly detailed and heavily sourced. The timing of the book is especially propitious, given that the USPS is struggling to survive and African Americans make up so large a part of its workforce.--The Free Press


An excellent book covering the struggle of African Americans to find value as citizens through their work, and in the larger society. . . . An engaging piece.--Oral History Review


Singlehandedly rescue[s] an important part of African American history. . . . A substantial achievement.--Greensboro News & Record "Page Turners" blog


A major contribution. . . . While There's Always Work at the Post Office rests on the extensive and careful archival work that earned Rubio a Ph.D. at Duke University, it also incorporates the stories and voices of black workers that an activist history must include.--XCP: Cross Cultural Poetics


[Rubio's] analysis of racial politics and workplace rights in the USPS, one of the largest employers in the United States, deserves a prominent place in a growing historiography on public sector workers . . . . [His] book mines new and necessary areas of study and points to the instrumental role black public workers played in the American labor and civil rights movements.--American Historical Review


Rubio has crafted a scholarly and accessible exploration of a largely overlooked and extremely important history.--Journal of Southern History


[An] impressive study. . . . This excellent book documents what postal work meant for many Americans. . . . Highly recommended.--Choice


He reveals the outlines of a crucial, if overlooked, tradition in black labor and civil rights activism." --Journal of American History