Minchin, Timothy J. 1969-

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MINCHIN, Timothy J. 1969-

PERSONAL: Born February 4, 1969, in Cheltenham, England; son of Anthony J. (a vicar) and Christine E. (Clifford) Minchin; married September 12, 1992; wife's name Olga. Ethnicity: "White." Education: University of St. Andrews, M.A., 1991; Cambridge University, Ph.D., 1995. Religion: Church of England.

ADDRESSES: Home—2 Maclean Gardens, Dunfermline, Fife KY11 8SR, Scotland. Offıce—School of History, University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Fife KY16 9AL, Scotland; fax: 011-44-133-446-2927.

CAREER: Cambridge University, Cambridge, England, Mellon research fellow, 1995-98; University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland, lecturer in history, 1998—.

MEMBER: Oral History Association, Southern Historical Association.


What Do We Need a Union For? The TWUA in theSouth, 1945-1955, University of North Carolina Press (Chapel Hill, NC), 1997.

Hiring the Black Worker: The Racial Integration of the Southern Textile Industry, 1960-1980, University of North Carolina Press (Chapel Hill, NC), 1999.

The Color of Work: The Struggle for Civil Rights in the Southern Paper Industry, 1945-1980, University of North Carolina Press (Chapel Hill, NC), 2001.

Forging a Common Road: Labor and EnvironmentalActivism in the BASF Lockout, University Press of Florida (Gainesville, FL), 2002.

SIDELIGHTS: Timothy J. Minchin told CA: "I very much enjoy conducting oral history projects, and recording untold stories motivates me to write. As an Englishman, I have enjoyed traveling through the United States to collect the research for my books. Returning to Britain helps me to focus upon writing, as it is almost impossible for me to research in Britain. I therefore separate research and writing into two processes. I have a strong interest in social history and try to write history that explores new aspects of social history in the American South."



Relations Industrielles/Industrial Relations, Volume 52, number 4, 1997, pp. 892-894.