Pecan Shellers Strike
Steven Harrigan’s New Book on Texas
Steven Harrigan published an excerpt from his new and highly anticipated book, Big Wonderful Thing, in the Literary Hub.
In it, he tells a story about the Pecan Shellers Strike in 1938, and mentions Emma Tenayuca, and Latane Lambert. He tells the story quickly and well.
Further material on the Pecan Shellers Strike can be found inPeople’s History in Texas newly republished booklet Talkin’ Union: Texas Women Workers. There is a chapter on the Pecan Shellers Strike by yours truly. We cover the same ground. You can buy it on Amazon and if you do, please write a review.
Even further material can be found in Max Krocmal’s Blue Texas. Max, who did a stint as a PHIT board member, has produced, by far, the most extensive narrative of San Antonio politics and the story of the Pecan Shellers.
Here is a link to PHIT’s 1977 documentary which includes the oral history of the Pecan Shellers. There are 4 parts. Talkin’ Union