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Being a Redneck

1920’s

West Virginia coal miners

“Working in the coal mine, going on down, down. Working in the coal mine, oops about to slip down”[1] 396 more words

Fighting For Our Own: Working-Class Resistance in Appalachia and the South (Part 1 of 3)

Part 1 of 3: Labor History and Militant Unions in the South

Birth of the US Labor Movement
International Workers Day (May Day) is a celebration of worker contributions to our society and the struggles of past workers who fought, and sacrificed their lives, for many of the benefits we enjoy today. 5,091 more words

Action In Dahlonega

Fighting For Our Own: Working-Class Resistance in Appalachia and the South (Part 1 of 3)

Part 1 of 3: Labor History and Militant Unions in the South

Birth of the US Labor Movement
International Workers Day (May Day) is a celebration of worker contributions to our society and the struggles of past workers who fought, and sacrificed their lives, for many of the benefits we enjoy today. 5,091 more words

Action In Dahlonega

From the Holler!

Man oh man have I been busy. Quite literally the first day of EOCTs for my U.S History classes, I received news that the head wrestling coach stepped down. 349 more words

From The Holler

Book Review - Thunder in the Mountains: The West Virginia Mine War 1920-21

Reading a recent copy of a NRA Rifleman magazine I came across an intriguing article about a “battle” that was fought in West Virginia between coal miners that were trying to unionize and the coal mine owners / operators, WV State Police, local county police and volunteer civilians.  581 more words

Military History