Another Side of the Line by Catherine Cometti Samargo

By Catherine Cometti Samargo

one other aspect of the road follows a tender woman’s seven-year development from neophyte instructor to gutsy union activist. It’s 1914, and the coal in southern West Virginia is a firmly entrenched hegemony, having succeeded in preserving the union out. confused and intimidated via strikebreakers, coal miners paintings in harmful underground stipulations whereas their households undergo monetary exploitation in cities owned through coal businesses. Naive outsider Sarah Jennings accepts a task educating college in a single of these cities and inadvertently stumbles upon a contentious fight seething underneath the skin of the community’s outward calm. brutal murders open her green eyes to either side of a well-defined line, and she or he progressively musters the nerve to hitch with the miners’ reason. Her position in undercover actions ultimately forces her right into a risky yet pivotal place in a struggle for union reputation. This meticulously researched novel, depicting lifestyles in early coal camps, humanizes a crossroads in exertions background and portrays an array of person responses to adversity.

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