1. New York Writers

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    To counteract the “official” stories coming out of Harlan and Bell counties and to witness and document the violence directed at miners, William Z. Foster, head of the American Communist Party sought…

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    • National Miners Union and Other Radical Groups

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      The economic distress—both local and national—combined with the United Mine Workers of America’s unwillingness to support the miners provided the opening for what John Hennen calls a “radical alternative.”…

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      • National Media

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        Appalachia has often been falsely depicted as a place of isolation—geographically, culturally, economically. This sense of being apart from the rest of the nation is one of the most frequently recycled…

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        • Local Elite

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          The presence of a Communist Party labor union deeply disturbed the local elite of Bell and Harlan Counties. Repression of the miners and their families was swift. Coal operators, merchants, the editor…

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          • The Archival Collection: Where Does It Come From and What Can It Tell Us?

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            An archive is a group of documents—most often primary or original sources—which constitute a historical record of a person, organization or event. Archives are most often a combination of paper and…

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