Supporting the Organizing Efforts of the United Textile Workers Union
LEWIS, SINCLAIR. Cheap and Contented Labor. The Picture of a Southern Mill Town in 1929.
N.p.[New York]: United Textile Workers, 1929.
First edition, first issue with quotation marks missing at the beginning of “Dodsworth” on the title page. One of a supposed 300 copies printed. Report on a strike in Marion, North Carolina in which six textile workers were shot to death as they picketed. Published in support of a fundraising effort for the strikers, this pamphlet followed by nearly a month a series of six articles that Lewis published on union organizing and the strike that appeared in the Scripps-Howard newspapers in October 1929.
8vo., blue pictorial wrappers printed in black; near fine.
In 2005 North Carolina public radio station WNCW produced “Strike,’ a five-part series on the events in Marion. Click below to link to the McDowell County Oral History web site to listen to this series and be connected to related media projects.