The history of labor in Virginia
during the twentieth century reflects both the ever-changing nature of the workplace
and the endurance of Virginians' long-held ideas about race, culture, and work. These
powerful forces profoundly affected the choices and fortunes of workingmen and
-women, black and white. They influenced hiring, wages, and seniority. They shaped
the organization and evolution of companies and labor unions alike. And, like
Virginia, they c. . .
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