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The South's General Textile Strike of 1934, the largest single- industry strike in American history, is today hardly known. A documentary film entitled THE UPRISING OF '34 recounts the event, but is experiencing some opposition to its showings.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 13 Issue 10, Mar 1995, p17, il Periodical Website
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9307
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The first cotton mill appeared in Gastonia in 1816 and by 1925, Gastonia was the cotton mill capital of the world. The biggest of these, the Loray Mill, began reducing wages resulting in a strike beginning on April 1, 1929. Immediately violence broke out, resulting in shoot outs, fights, and the killing on the police chief on June 7th. A trial, which found seven defendants guilty and sent them to jail, did not begin until August.\r\n
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 47 Issue 10, Mar 1980, p19-21, il, por
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19992
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During the 1920s and 1930s, women played a major role in the labor struggles that plagued America. Women were factory workers, mothers, community members, and activists who sacrificed much to provide a better future for their families. During the 1990s, a movement to recover their stories and achievements from the past was conducted by scholars who brought to light four novels written by women regarding the Gastonia Mill Strike of 1929.
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16215
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By September 7, 1934, all Gaston County mills were closed due to strike. The strike began in Alabama when the United Textile Workers leaders called for strike in response to long hours and low wages. The strike prompted National Guards and police squads to restore order at places like Kannapolis where 1,200 Cannon mill workers were striking.
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34968
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North Carolina author Wiley Cash’s “The Last Ballad” focuses on the fallout of the 1929 Loray Mill strike in Gaston County. Set behind the historical and political backdrop of this time, Cash tells a story of motherhood and friendship and how it helped shape the labor industry of the South.
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