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They Say in Harlan County

An Oral History

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"--Gerard Stropnicky, co-editor of Letters to the Editor: Two Hundred Years in the Life of an American Town "Beautifully written. Table of ContentsIntroduction: Harlan County, 1964-2007: A love story Chapter 1: The Bear and the Sycamore Tree Chapter 2: Of Hardship and Love Chapter 3: Wars and Peace Chapter 4: These Signs Shall Follow Them Chapter 5: Flush Times and Rough Times Chapter 6: A Space of Their Own Chapter 7: Miner's Life Chapter 8: Identities Chapter 9: No Neutrals there Chapter 10: God, Guns, and Guts Chapter 11: Harlan on Our Minds Chapter 12: Exodus Chapter 13: The Other America Chapter 14: Democracy and the Mines Chapter 15: Staying Alive People I Owe Notes The Narrators Index Editorial Reviews " They Say in Harlan County is a multi-vocal exploration of three centuries of Harlan County history: foundation narratives of eighteenth century conquest and pioneer settlement through tales of the Civil War and its aftermath of industrialization, vivid recollections of racial violence and labor struggles, stories of the mid-twentieth century devastation of the region by strip-mining, outmigration, the War on Poverty, the corruption of the United Mine Worker leadership, and the struggle over compensation for black lung.

For more information on the 2010 Prichard Lecture, contact Esther Edwards at 859 257-1742 or e-mail her at. When the Communist-led National Miners Union competed against the more conservative United Mine Workers of America for greater union membership, class resentment turned to warfare. Klotter, State Historian of Kentucky "By allowing the people of Harlan County to tell their own stories, we can hear the hidden story of America.

This book is filled with their words and perspectives on culture, religion, living in coal mining communities, violence and so much more. Portelli spent 20 years on this book listening and They Say in Harlan County to 150 people in the Appalachian region of Kentucky. I found it to be interesting and detailed.

They say in Harlan County : an oral history

Chorus They say in Harlan County There are no neutrals there ; You ' ll either be a union man Or a thug for J. With rare emotional immediacy, gripping narratives, and unforgettable characters, They Say in Harlan County tells the real story of a culture, the resilience of its people, and the human costs of coal mining.

With rare emotional immediacy, gripping narratives, and unforgettable characters, They Say in Harlan County tells the real story of a culture, the resilience of its people, and the human costs of coal mining"--Provided by publisher Extent 1 online resource 446 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates Contents• The following is an excerpt from Organizing Work, : On July 1 [2019], Blackjewel LLC filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Alessandro Portelli draws on 25 years of original interviews to take readers into the mines and inside the lives of those who work, suffer, and often die in them--from black lung, falling rock, suffocation, or simply from work that can be literally backbreaking.

The book is structured as a vivid montage of all these voices--stoic, outraged, grief-stricken, defiant--skillfully interwoven with documents from archives, newspapers, literary works, and the author's own participating and critical voice.

2 million in retirement contributions. You were recently a part of a victory against a proposed maximum security federal prison in neighboring Letcher County, which would have been built on a former strip mine site.

They Say Made famous in the 1976 documentary Harlan County USA, this pocket They Say in Harlan County Appalachian coal country has been home to generations of miners--and to some of the most bitter labor battles of the 20th century. My dad moved to Chicago with his parents in the 60's and I have been hearing about Kentucky all my life.