Race, class, and power in the Alabama coalfields, 1908-21 by Kelly, Brian

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Published by University of Illinois Press in Urbana .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Alabama

Subjects:

  • Coal miners -- Labor unions -- Alabama -- History,
  • African American coal miners -- Alabama -- History,
  • African American labor union members -- Alabama -- History

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [245]-254) and index.

Book details

StatementBrian Kelly.
SeriesThe working class in American history
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHD6515.M615 K45 2001
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 264 p. :
Number of Pages264
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6776558M
ISBN 100252026225, 0252069331
LC Control Number00009895

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