True Lives : The Uprising of '34 (2005)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Social History, Race & Ethnicity  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - United States  |  
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"The Uprising of '34," a 1995 examination of a little-known strike by approximately 400,000 Southern textile workers frustrated by poor conditions in the mills. The strike is re-created through interviews, and for those involved the uprising and its ugly aftermath represented "the closest thing that this country has had to a revolution." The strike's legacy: a tremendous mistrust of unions.



grassroots, mill-worker, striker, uprising, class-clash, Great-Depression, race-relations, Southerner, working-class, democracy, intimidation