55 Strong: Inside The West Virginia Teachers' Strike

Edited by Elizabeth Catte, Emily Hilliard, and Jessica Salfia

What compelled West Virginia's teachers to strike? How did they organize? What were teachers and allies doing during the strike? And how is the West Virginia labor movement celebrating its victory? 55 Strong: Inside the West Virginia Teachers' Strike answers these questions and offers unique, on-the-ground insight into this historic strike. The book includes essays by teachers from around the state, organizing documents, images from the picket lines, and material on the history of the labor movement in West Virginia. 

Jessica Salfia is a West Virginia public school teacher, Emily Hilliard, a West Virginia-based folklorist, and Elizabeth Catte, is the author of What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia and Pure America: Eugenics and the Making of Modern Virginia.

JULY 5, 2018 | ISBN: 978-1948742269 | LABOR & INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS | PAPERBACK | 7 x 9 | 130 PAGES


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