African American Miners and Migrants

African American Miners and Migrants

The Eastern Kentucky Social Club

eBook - 2004
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Thomas E. Wagner and Phillip J. Obermiller's African American Miners and Migrants documents the lives of Eastern Kentucky Social Club (EKSC) members, a group of black Appalachians who left the eastern Kentucky coalfields and their coal company hometowns in Harlan County. _x000B__x000B_Bound together by segregation, the inherent dangers of mining, and coal company paternalism, it might seem that black miners and mountaineers would be eager to forget their past. Instead, members of the EKSC have chosen to celebrate their Harlan County roots. African American Miners and Migrants uses historical and archival research and extensive personal interviews to explore their reasons and the ties that still bind them to eastern Kentucky. The book also examines life in the model coal towns of Benham and Lynch in the context of Progressive Era policies, the practice of welfare capitalism, and the contemporary national trend of building corporate towns and planned communities.

Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, Ă2004
ISBN: 9780252092732
0252092732
9780252028960
0252028961
0252028961
0252071646
9780252071645
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 158 pages :) : illustrations, maps
Additional Contributors: Obermiller, Phillip J.

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