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Organizing the South

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On September 10, 2019
One of the huge problems in the American labor movement has long been the extreme difficulty of large-scaling organizing in the South. Despite the herculean efforts of some great organizers, many of whom are southern themselves, the region remains extremely anti-union as a whole. And if case you don’t think this matters, the fact that […]
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This is the grave of Lucy Randolph Mason. Born to an elite Virginia family in 1882 (she was a direct descendant of George Mason), Mason dedicated her life to improving the lives of poor southerners, white and black. Like many Progressive Era women, she did not marry and instead went into voluntarism. A generation younger […]
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When we think of soil conservation (a topic I know is near and dear to all LGM readers!) we think of the Dust Bowl as the central event. And in many ways that’s true, but it has deeper roots, which is fantastic erosion created in the Southern cotton regions. Above is Providence Canyon, Georgia. This […]

A Divided South

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On April 19, 2016

Knoxville’s Henley Street Bridge lit in rainbow colors on the night the Supreme Court upheld marriage equality. Interesting piece on the changing dynamics of the South, with urban centers becomi

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