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Dixie be damned : 300 years of insurrection in the American South / Neal Shirley and Saralee Stafford.

Shirley, Neal. (Author).
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Shelby Co PL - Shelbyville Main Library 975 SHI (Text) 78731000493067 Adult Nonfiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781849352079
  • ISBN: 1849352070
  • Physical Description: 293 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: Oakland, CA : AK Press, 2015.

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In 1891, when coal companies in eastern Tennessee brought in cheap convict labor to take over their jobs, workers responded by storming the stockades, freeing the prisoners, and loading them onto freight trains. Over the next year, tactics escalated to include burning company property and looting company stores. This was one of the largest insurrections in US working-class history. It happened at the same time as the widely publicized northern labor war in Homestead, Pennsylvania. And it was largely ignored, then and now.
Subject: Direct action > Southern States > History.
Insurgency > Southern States > History.
Government, Resistance to > Southern States > History.

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