Interview with James Douglas

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Identifier

1997 OH 034

Date

12/9/1996

Description

James Douglass was a coal miner during the 1976-1979 Blue Diamond Coal strike. Before the strike he worked as a coal loader and a drill runner from the time he was 18 years old. In this interview Douglass discusses the main safety issues within the mine, the mistreatment miners received from company managers, the issues the miners had with the McCreary Miners Union and the Southern Labor Union, and the United Mine Workers of America’s involvement in the strike.

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Title

Interview with James Douglas

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Reynolds, Jerrell

Interviewee

Douglas, James

Location

Revelo, Kentucky

Duration

:19:35

Restrictions

none

XML

1997oh034-douglas.xml

Transcriptionist

Wilcox, Laurie

Abstract Author

Roach-Barrette, Emma

Citation

“Interview with James Douglas,” William H. Berge Oral History Center, accessed June 23, 2018, https://oralhistory.eku.edu/items/show/319.

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