Martyr of Loray Mill: Ella May and the 1929 Textile Workers’ Strike in Gastonia, North Carolina 1st Edition, Kindle Edition
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Customers who bought this item also bought
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Showing 1-8 of 8 reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Horton, is the great granddaughter of Ella May Wiggins, who was the balladeer of the strike and who gave voice to the effort to gain better wages, decent housing and the 40-hour work week. She was also the martyr of the movement, assassinated on her way to a strike event, leaving 5 children orphaned and the unborn baby she carried, dead with her.
Readers interested in Labor History or Southern History should read this book. Ella May Wiggins was another woman whose strength, convictions, and talents were nearly lost in the oblivion of history not told. Finding these women who shaped our world is the other half of history--the half we might otherwise never know without the efforts of authors like Kristina Horton.