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By Kim Moody

Original 12 months of publication: 1988; 1989, 1992, 1993 - reprints

Over the prior decade American exertions has confronted a tidal wave of salary cuts, plant closures and damaged moves. during this first entire historical past of the hard work flow from Truman to Reagan, Kim Moody indicates how the AFL-CIO's conservative ideology of 'business unionism' successfully disarmed unions within the face of a household correct flip and an epochal shift to globalized creation. Eschewing alliances with new social forces in prefer of its outdated chilly struggle liaisons and illusory compacts with vast enterprise, the AFL-CIO below George Meany and Lane Kirkland has been compelled to give up a lot of its post-war gains.

With striking awareness to the viewpoints of rank-and-file staff, Moody chronicles the main, yet mostly unreported, efforts of labor's grassroots to discover its approach out of the concern. In case experiences of car, metal, meatpacking and trucking, he lines the increase of 'anti-concession' routine and in different case reviews describes the ambitious hindrances to the 'organization of the unorganized' within the carrier quarter. a close research of the Rainbow Coalition's strength to unite hard work with different innovative teams follows, including a pathbreaking attention of the probabilities of a brand new 'labor internationalism.'

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Mexico insisted on preserving sufficient access for its army to reach Baja California, despite the fact that the land was of little commercial use. The Mexicans feared an American presence on their west, in addition to their north. As a result, California’s southern border is a slightly angled line that cuts off Baja California from the rest of the state. (Figure 31) But why the angle? If the line went due west from the juncture of the Gila and Colorado rivers, San Diego would be a Mexican city located just below the border.

Western Border of Arkansas Also in 1819, the year Congress created Arkansas, the United States negotiated what was to become the notch in Arkansas’ southwest corner. The Adams-Onis Treaty defined Spanish territory from the Louisiana Purchase territory. (Figure 26. ) One segment of that division was a line due north from the point where the Sabine River crosses 32° N latitude. This turn in the border between the United States and Spanish-ruled Mexico accounts for the notch in the southwest corner of Arkansas.

35° Little Rock Pine Bluff 34° Mississippi Red Texas 33° Lou isiana 88° 87° 86° 85° 84° Why are there notches in the northeast and southwest corners of Arkansas? And why is its western border a straight line that’s bent? Since Arkansas’ northern border (except for that notch) lines up with the Tennessee/Kentucky border, how come its southern border doesn’t line up with anything? The land that today comprises Arkansas was obtained by the United States in the 1803 Louisiana Purchase. This purchase created Arkansas’ 28 H OW T H E STATE S GO T TH E IR SH A PE S eastern border—the Mississippi River—since the Mississippi was the only clearly defined border of the Louisiana Purchase, other than the Gulf of Mexico.

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