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By Thomas E. Wagner,Philip J. Obermiller

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


Bound jointly by way of segregation, the inherent risks of mining, and coal corporation paternalism, it may possibly appear that black miners and mountaineers will be wanting to disregard their previous. as a substitute, contributors of the EKSC have selected to have fun their Harlan County roots. African American Miners and Migrants makes use of historic and archival learn and vast own interviews to discover their purposes and the binds that also bind them to japanese Kentucky. The booklet additionally examines existence within the version coal cities of Benham and Lynch within the context of innovative period rules, the perform of welfare capitalism, and the modern nationwide development of establishing company cities and deliberate communities.


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