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By Thomas E. Wagner,Philip J. Obermiller

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


Bound jointly through segregation, the inherent hazards of mining, and coal corporation paternalism, it may well look that black miners and mountaineers will be desirous to disregard their prior. in its place, individuals of the EKSC have selected to have fun their Harlan County roots. African American Miners and Migrants makes use of historic and archival examine and wide own interviews to discover their purposes and the binds that also bind them to jap Kentucky. The booklet additionally examines lifestyles 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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