Gastonia, 1929: The Story of the Loray Mill Strike

Gastonia, 1929: The Story of the Loray Mill Strike

Gastonia, 1929: The Story of the Loray Mill Strike

Gastonia, 1929: The Story of the Loray Mill Strike

Synopsis

Of the wave of labor strikes that swept through the South in 1929, the one at the Loray Mill in Gastonia, North Carolina, is perhaps the best remembered. In Gastonia 1929 John Salmond provides the first detailed account of the complex events surrounding the strike at the largest textile mill in the Southeast. His compelling narrative unravels the confusing story of the shooting of the town's police chief, the trials of the alleged killers, the unsolved murder of striker and balladeer Ella May Wiggins, and the strike leaders' conviction and subsequent flight to the Soviet Union.
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