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By Neal Shirley,Saralee Stafford

In 1891, whilst coal businesses in jap Tennessee introduced in affordable convict exertions to take over their jobs, staff spoke back via storming the stockades, liberating the prisoners, and loading them onto freight trains. Over the subsequent yr, strategies escalated to incorporate burning corporation estate and looting corporation shops. This used to be one of many greatest insurrections in US working-class background. It occurred even as the commonly publicized northern exertions conflict in dwelling house, Pennsylvania. And it used to be principally neglected, then and now.

Dixie Be Damned engages seven equally "hidden" insurrectionary episodes in Southern heritage to illustrate the region's lengthy arc of insurrection. Countering photographs of the South as pacified and conservative, this adventurous retelling provides background within the tough. no longer clone of the South many count on, this can be the South of maroon uprising, wildcat moves, and Robert F. Williams's publication Negroes with Guns, a South the place the dispossessed refuse to quietly undergo their destiny. this is often people's heritage at its most sensible: slave revolts, multiracial banditry, exertions battles, criminal uprisings, city riots, and more.

Neal Shirley grew up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and now lives in Durham, NC, the place he's occupied with numerous anti-prison tasks and runs a small publishing venture known as the North Carolina Piece Corps.

Saralee Stafford used to be born within the Piedmont of North Carolina. Her contemporary political paintings has all in favour of connecting the struggles of road corporations with these of anarchists within the region. She teaches gender-related wellbeing and fitness in Durham, North Carolina.

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