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HIST 4990: Race and Masculinity (Perry/Fall 2020): Primary Sources

Southern Masculinities

Woodworkers on strike against W. T. Smith Lumber Company, 1956

International Woodworkers of America, District 4 Records, L1973-22, Southern Labor Archives.

Special Collections and Archives Department, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

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