|Everybody knows that the coal industry is sick and that the men working at our most dangerous occupation (every sixth man is injured in the course of a year) are badly off, but few Americans outside of the miners themselves understand how badly off, or how completely the "American standard of living" attained in some sections during boom years, with strong unions working under the Jacksonville agreement, has collapsed. >>more...>>
Title: Harlan: Working under the Gun
Author: Dos Passos, John
Date: December 2, 1931
- Coal Industry
- Harlan County, Kentucky
Notes: Originally published in The New Republic (December 2, 1931).