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    • Union in revolt 2:05

    • Coal mining; Coal miners; Labor unions; Black lung
    • Narration by Tim Meyers. Levi Daniel talking about the fall of 1968 and fighting for compensation, West Virginia Black Lung Association forms. Arnold Miller and IE Buff speak about propaganda.
    • Union in revolt 1:11

    • Coal mining; Coal miners; Labor unions;
    • Narration by Tim Meyers. Robert Payne, organizer of Disabled Miners and Widows of Southern West Virginia, talks about organizing pickets. Payne's wife, Della Mae, speaks of threats against her husband.
    • Union in revolt 4:06

    • Coal mining; Coal miners; Labor unions;
    • Narration by Tim Meyers. Miners for Democracy organizes. Disabled Miners and Widows of Southern West Virginia is led in strike by Robert Payne. He requested better pay and benefits. Arnold Miller supported militant action of these organizations.
    • Manufacturing Industries

    • West Virginia; Industry
    • A section of the Hand-book of West Virginia describing the leading manufacturing industries of the state: lumber; iron & steel; leather; coke; clay products; flours; glass; automobiles; foundries; and wood products.
    • West Virginia Polka

    • Folk Music--West Virginia--Helvetia; Swiss Americans--West Virginia; Burke, Vernon and Norman; Betler, Bruce; West Virginia Polka;
    • Swiss American Folk music from Helvetia, Randolph County, West Virginia, played and sung by Norman and Vernon Burke with bruce Betler at Berea College on 10-22-92.
    • Old Mother Flanigan

    • Rollyson, Fern; Morris, David; West Virginia State Folk Festival; Banjo Music--West Virginia; Parsons, Phoeba; Old Mother Flannigan;
    • Tune played by Phoeba Parsons during the banjo contest at the West Virginia State Folk Festival in Glenville, West Virginia in 1965.
    • Arkansas Traveler

    • Rollyson, Fern; Morris, David; West Virginia State Folk Festival; Banjo Music--West Virginia; Parsons, Phoeba; Arkansas Traveler;
    • Song sung and played by Phoeba Parsons during the banjo contest at the West Virginia State Folk Festival in Glenville, West Virginia in 1965.
    • Wild Horse

    • Rollyson, Fern; Morris, David; West Virginia State Folk Festival; Fiddle Tunes--West Virginia; Triplett, Lee; Wild Horse;
    • Tune played by Lee Triplett during the fiddle contest at the West Virginia State Folk Festival in Glenville, West Virginia in 1965.
    • When You And I Were Young Maggie

    • West, Don; Appalachian South Folklife Center; Appalachian South Folklife Festival; Fiddle Tunes--West Virginia; Collins, Ebb; Douglas, Wilson; Mullins, Ira;
    • Tune played by Ebb Collins, Wilson Douglas & Ira Mullins during the Appalachian South Folklife Festival in Pipestem, West Virginia on July 20th 1979.
    • Union in revolt 3:11

    • Coal mining; Coal miners; Labor unions;
    • Narration by Tim Meyers. Yablonski speaks of Boyles campaign tactics. Clara Cody speaks of working for Yablonski's low-fund campaign. Roy Harmon reads his poem about Boyle and Lewis. The Campaign Song is performed by David and John Morris.
    • Union in revolt 3:12

    • Coal mining; Coal miners; Labor unions;
    • Narration by Tim Meyers. Gene Rasmussen reports on election results. Boyle wins the re-election. Pensioneers turn out for Boyle. Arnold Miller speaks of numerical discrepancies in local numbers.
    • Union in revolt 3:13

    • Coal mining; Coal miners; Labor unions;
    • Narration by Tim Meyers. Lou Antall speaks of dissatisfaction among miners, but he thinks Yablonski never had a chance. he speculates why John Lewis appointed Boyle.
    • Union in revolt 3:08

    • Coal mining; Coal miners; Labor unions;
    • Narration by Tim Meyers. Boyle speaks of Yablonski's "dreams of power". Yablonski questions the financial management of the union. Condidates elaborate differences in mine safety philosophy.
    • Union in revolt 3:10

    • Coal mining; Coal miners; Labor unions;
    • Narration by Tim Meyers. Boyle speaks of Yablonski's use of Landroom Griffin Act, allegedly "against his own union", to ensure a fair election process. Yablonski speaks of the current union fraud, which is his reason for requesting the fair...

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