• Mantowich, Larry - Interview and Memoir

    Mantowich, Larry (1911-1994)

    Mantowich, coal miner, recalls mining conditions before mechanization, mining methods and practices, and miner-company relations. Also discusses prohibition and the Depression, the Ku Klux Klan, famil…

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  • Purcell, Henson - Interview and Memoir

    Purcell, Henson (1895-1974)

    Purcell discusses coal mining and unions in Franklin County, Illinois: the Mulkeytown march, conflict between the UMW and PMA, and the mine disaster in West Frankfort. Also discusses Charlie Birger an…

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