This essay is the second contribution to our symposium on Tom Alter’s new book, Toward a Cooperative Commonwealth: The Transplanted Roots of Farmer-Labor Radicalism in Texas, published recently by University of Illinois Press. We started with Kyle Wilkison’s analysis of the book’s contribution and survey of previous literature.Read more →
posts and bio Theresa Case
Theresa Case earned her PhD in United States History at the University of Texas at Austin. She has taught at University of Houston-Downtown since 2002. Her scholarship explores working-class history, especially race and gender but also social and cultural history more broadly. Her publications include The Great Southwest Railroad Strike and Free Labor (2010) and “In the Trenches of World War I-Era Texas: Letters from Black Railroaders to the United States Railroad Administration,” Southwestern Historical Quarterly, 124, no. 3 (Jan. 2021), 271-298.