A major study of the Alabama strike has never been made. C. Vann Woodward
in his Origins of the New South ( Baton Rouge, 1951), 266-
67 gives a brief resumé to illustrate the South's involvement in industrial violence and political reform. A more detailed treatment can be
found in Holman Head, "The Development of the Labor Movement
in Alabama Prior to 1900" (Master's thesis, Alabama, 1955), 82-106. Martha C. Mitchell, "Birmingham: Biography of a City of the New
South" (unpubl. diss., Chicago, 1946), 128-31, gives a brief account
Geographic and geologic information on the coal fields may be
found in Saffold Berney, Handbook of Alabama ( Birmingham, 1892), 403-08, 471-74; A. M. Gibson, Geological Survey of Alabama; Report
Upon the Coosa Coal Field ( Montgomery, 1895); Joseph Squire, Geological Survey of Alabama; Report on the Cahaba Coal Field
( Montgomery, 1890); and Ethel Armes, The Story of Coal and Iron
in Alabama ( Birmingham, 1910), passim.
A brief treatment of this early period is in George M. Cruickshank
, A History of Birmingham and its Environs, 2 vols. ( New York,
Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
Book title: Labor Revolt in Alabama:The Great Strike of 1894.
Contributors: Robert David Ward - Author, William Warren Rogers - Author.
Publisher: University of Alabama.
Place of publication: Alabama.
Publication year: 1965.
Page number: 139.
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