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Barbara Kingsolver discusses her book "Holding the Line: Women in the Great Arizona Mine Strike of 1983"

BROADCAST: Sep. 17, 1990 | DURATION: 00:46:41


Since no men were allowed to picket against the Phelps Dodge Corp., Mexican American women showed up and according to Kingsolver’s book, “Holding the Line,” the picket lines were a brand new experience for the women. Some of the women had to get their husbands’ permission to picket. The group of women found their lives transformed not only with their cause but with new bonds of friendship from the other women.