MA (Master of Arts)
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
Emmett M. Essin III
Henry J. Antkiewicz, Dale J. Schmitt
The subject of this thesis is the Sit-Down Strike in Flint, Michigan in 1936-1937. The main purpose is to examine the story of the strike as told by the strikers themselves, to explore the role that Communists played in the strike along with how the workers responded the Communism and other political ideologies of the day. The final chapter then examines the many anti-Communist forces that surrounded the autoworkers before, during, and after the Sit-Down Strike, which may account for the strikers' reluctance to admit their affiliation with the Communists.
Thesis - Open Access
McCloud, Brandi Nicole, "Solidarity Forever: The Story of the Flint Sit-Down Strike and the Communist Party from the Perspective of the Rank and File Autoworkers" (2012). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 1416. https://dc.etsu.edu/etd/1416
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