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Richard L. Davis and the Color Line in Ohio Coal : A Hocking Valley Mine Labor Organizer, 1862-1900

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This volume traces the life of Richard L. Davis (1862-1900), an early mine labor organizer in the mining town of Rendville, Ohio, and one of two African Americans at the founding convention of the United Mine Workers of America in 1890. He also served on the National Executive Board of the organization. The volume details background on Rendville, the Great Hocking Valley Strike, the role of African American Isaiah S. Tuppins in the town, Davis' role in the United Mine Workers of America, his letters to the United Mine Workers Journal and National Labor Tribune, and various strikes. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 184
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Social Science
Series Title: Contributions to Southern Appalachian Studies
Format: Paperback
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Author: Frans H. Doppen
Language: English
Street Date: November 29, 2016
TCIN: 51874445
UPC: 9781476667393
Item Number (DPCI): 248-36-1939
$29.95

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