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Like Fire in Broom Straw: Southern Journalism and the Textile Strikes of 1929-1931

Like Fire in Broom Straw Southern Journalism and the Textile Strikes of The southern textile strikes of were ferocious struggles thousands of millhands went on strike the National Guard was deployed several people were killed and hundreds injured and jailed Th

The southern textile strikes of 1929 1931 were ferocious struggles thousands of millhands went on strike, the National Guard was deployed, several people were killed and hundreds injured and jailed The southern press, and for a time the national press, covered the story in enormous detail In recounting developments, southern reporters and editors found themselves sweptThe southern textile strikes of 1929 1931 were ferocious struggles thousands of millhands went on strike, the National Guard was deployed, several people were killed and hundreds injured and jailed The southern press, and for a time the national press, covered the story in enormous detail In recounting developments, southern reporters and editors found themselves swept up on a painful and sweeping re examination and reconstruction of southern institutions and values Whalen explores the largely unknown world of southern journalism and investigates the ways in which the upheaval in textiles triggered profound soul searching among southerners The southern textile strikes of 1929 1931 were ferocious struggles thousands of millhands went on strike, the National Guard was deployed, several people were killed and hundreds injured and jailed The southern press, and for a time the national press, covered the story in enormous detail In recounting developments, southern reporters and editors found themselves swept up on a painful and sweeping re examination and reconstruction of southern institutions and values Whalen explores the largely unknown world of southern journalism and investigates the ways in which the upheaval in textiles triggered profound soul searching among southerners.The worlds of labor, journalism, and the American South collide in this study That collision, Whalen claims, is the prelude to the st

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