Gastonia 1929
December 9, 2005 8:20 AM   Subscribe

Just a small piece down the road from Christmas Town USA looms the empty Loray Mill, an icon of the old industrial South and a monument to the early labor movement. Gastonia 1929: the chief of police is murdered, the Communist organizer flees the country, and the young union balladeer is killed by a strikebreaking mob. (Hear Pete Seeger sing one of her ballads. [real media]) Much more on the area's rich and turbulent history at A Southern Primer. (Lewis Hine's child labor photographs previously discussed here.)
posted by milquetoast (1 comment total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Good stuff. Now ask yourself this: does your state pay more into the federal government than it gets back or do you get back more than you pay? Which states pay less money in taxes and get more aid back from those states paying more money into the federal coffers? Why? [idea: keep taxes low and get fed help for your needs and at the same time attract business etc because of low taxes]
posted by Postroad at 9:36 AM on December 9, 2005

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