Which Side Are You On?

Full Title: 
Which Side Are You On?: A History of Labor and Organizing in Appalachia
Instructor: 
Jennifer Cohen-Jordan
Day/Time Taught: 
TR 2:00 – 3:15 pm
Term: 
Fall
Year: 
2012
Prefix: 
UCO
Course Number: 
1200
Section-1: 
158

As America industrialized, its appetite for energy and textiles grew. Industrialists answered the need, often at the expense of laborers and natural resources. As laborers were exploited, workers and their families fought back. Largely being unwilling to concede, barons of the industries retaliated, often with brutal force.   The result was some of the bloodiest strikes and battles in U.S. labor history. In this course students will examine Appalachian culture prior to the advent of industrialization, and the ways that industry altered the social, political and physical landscape. Students will also examine major strikes and battles that resulted from resistance to exploitation and the lasting effect of these events on the Appalachian region and beyond.

 

Contact FYS

The First Year Seminar is part of the General Education Program located in Anne Belk Hall, Room 250.

Phone: 828-262-2028

Our mailing address:
First Year Seminar
ASU Box 32065
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608

Director of First Year Seminar:
Dr. Martha McCaughey
mccaugheym@appstate.edu

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