African American Miners and Migrants: THE EASTERN KENTUCKY by Thomas E. Wagner,Philip J. Obermiller

By Thomas E. Wagner,Philip J. Obermiller

Thomas E. Wagner and Phillip J. Obermiller's African American Miners and Migrants files the lives of jap Kentucky Social membership (EKSC) participants, a bunch of black Appalachians who left the jap Kentucky coalfields and their coal corporation hometowns in Harlan County.


Bound jointly by means of segregation, the inherent hazards of mining, and coal corporation paternalism, it could look that black miners and mountaineers will be desirous to disregard their prior. as a substitute, individuals of the EKSC have selected to have a good time their Harlan County roots. African American Miners and Migrants makes use of historic and archival learn and large own interviews to discover their purposes and the binds that also bind them to jap Kentucky. The booklet additionally examines existence within the version coal cities of Benham and Lynch within the context of revolutionary period rules, the perform of welfare capitalism, and the modern nationwide development of creating company cities and deliberate communities.


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