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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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