A New South Rebellion

A New South Rebellion

In 1891, thousands of Tennessee miners rose up against the use of convict labor by the state's coal companies, eventually engulfing five mountain communities in a rebellion against government authority. Propelled by the insurgent sensibilities of Populism and Gilded Age unionism, the miners initially sought to abolish the convict lease system through legal challenges and legislative lobbying. When nonviolent tactics failed to achieve reform, the predominantly white… (more)

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Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press (November 01, 2017)

Page count: 352 pages

Language: English


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