Written In Blood: Courage And Corruption In The Appalachian War Of Extraction by Wess HarrisWritten In Blood: Courage And Corruption In The Appalachian War Of Extraction by Wess Harris

Written In Blood: Courage And Corruption In The Appalachian War Of Extraction

EditorWess HarrisOtherMichael Kline

Paperback | October 1, 2017

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Featuring Appalachia's leading scholars and activists, Written in Blood offers an accurate and uncensored understanding of coal mining history. Combining new revelations from the past with sketches of a sane path forward, this collection considers our past, present, and future. Sociologist Wess Harris further documents the infamous Esau scrip system for women, suggesting an institutionalized practice of forced sexual servitude that was part of coal company policy. In a conversation with award-winning oral historian Michael Kline, federal mine inspector Larry Layne explains corporate complicity in the 1968 Farmington Mine disaster which killed 78 men and catalyzed the passage of major safety reform. Moving to the next generation of thinkers and activists, attorney Nathan Fetty examines current events in Appalachia, and musician Carrie Kline suggests paths forward for people wishing to set their own course rather than depend on the kindness of corporations.
Wess Harris is a sociologist, farmer, and educator who is widely recognized as an authority on West Virginia’s Great Mine War. He curates the When Miners March Traveling Museum. Michael Kline has documented West Virginia folklife and music for decades. A frequent contributor to Goldenseal, where he was once assistant editor, Kline has ...
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Title:Written In Blood: Courage And Corruption In The Appalachian War Of ExtractionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.7 inPublished:October 1, 2017Publisher:PM PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:162963445X

ISBN - 13:9781629634456

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"Written in Blood comprises stories, interviews, and analyses that continue editor Harris’s unabashedly pro-miner and pro-union quest 'to take back our story and the cultural institutions now in the service of extractive industries.'" —B. M. Banta, Arkansas State University, Choice