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Harlan Miners Speak: Report on Terrorism in the Kentucky Coal Fields
     

Harlan Miners Speak: Report on Terrorism in the Kentucky Coal Fields

by Members of the National Committee for the Defense of Political Prisoners, John C. Hennen (Introduction), John C. Hennan (Introduction), John C. Hennan (Introduction), Lester Cohen
 

The Dreiser Committee, including writers Theodore Dreiser, John Dos Passos, and Sherwood Anderson, investigated the desperate situation of striking Kentucky miners in November 1931. When the Communist-led National Miners Union competed against the more conservative United Mine Workers of America for greater union membership, class resentment turned to warfare.

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The Dreiser Committee, including writers Theodore Dreiser, John Dos Passos, and Sherwood Anderson, investigated the desperate situation of striking Kentucky miners in November 1931. When the Communist-led National Miners Union competed against the more conservative United Mine Workers of America for greater union membership, class resentment turned to warfare. Harlan Miners Speak, originally published in 1932, is an invaluable record that illustrates the living and working conditions of the miners during the 1930s. This edition of Harlan Miners Speak, with a new introduction by noted historian John C. Hennen, offers readers an in-depth look at a pivotal crisis in the complex history of this controversial form of energy production.

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"Readers are treated to a stirring account of the open class warfare that existed in the coal-mining regions of eastern Kentucky during the Great Depression.... the report reveals the tenacity of a group of southern workers whose battles for justice might otherwise have been forgotten to history." — Journal of Southern History

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813191874
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
Publication date:
04/01/2008
Series:
None Ser.
Edition description:
1
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.20(d)

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