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Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History

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100 W Broadway St
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States

November 2021

First Friday Speaker Series: Union Renegades: Miners, Capitalism, and Organizing in the Gilded Age

November 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W Broadway St
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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With Dr. Dana Caldemeyer

To join, or not to join?  For coal miners considering union membership in the late 19th century, this choice could be complicated.  Caught between competing corporate and union interests, miners often sided whichever one seemed to offer the best advantage at the moment.  Join us as Dr. Dana Caldemeyer reveals the many factors that influenced their pragmatic decisions and sometimes conflicting behavior, challenging popular notions of workers’ attitudes during the Gilded Age.

Dr. Dana Caldemeyer is an assistant professor of history at South Georgia State College.

Please register here, and you will receive information on how to connect. Registration deadline is 10 am on the day of the event. Questions? Contact us at [email protected] or call 502-782-8070.

*TECHNOLOGY: This virtual event will take place via Zoom, an online meeting platform. For optimal experience, guests should connect using a device with a screen, a speaker, and a keyboard. (A web-enabled camera is also nice, but not necessary.)  To accommodate guests who may not have access to this technology, a phone number will be provided at registration, so they may dial into the event, and listen to the presentation from any landline or mobile phone. You can also contact us at [email protected] or call 502-782-8070 with any questions.

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