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for North Carolina Historical Review Vol. 75 Issue 4, Oct 1998
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This article examines the 1931 fire at the Samarcand Manor Industrial Training School for girls in Moore County, North Carolina. Sixteen girls were indicted for starting the fire, which destroyed two residence halls. Based partially on the school's harsh treatment of the girls, the judge imposed lesser sentences than was normally required by law.
This article examines the 1934 United Textiles Workers (UTW) strike in Burlington, North Carolina. When the UTW called for a national strike in 1934, the Burlington workers joined. Two bombs were found during the strike at mills in Burlington. Six men were charged with planting the bombs and were assisted legally by International Labor Defense and liberals from the University of North Carolina.
This article examines six novels and a play based on the 1929-1931 textile strikes in cotton mills throughout the South. The seven pieces of literature emphasized common themes such as class struggle, the worker experience, gender issues and race.