In the first letter, written May 9, 1917, Thompson asks if an employee on her farm may be excused from the draft: "It is almost impossible to get labor and this boy is my mainstay in my 'cropping plans'...I do not know that my request is a just...
In the first passage C. E. Bracknell describes the living conditions and company school at Gobbler's Knob, a village for steelworkers in Jefferson County. The second passage includes accounts by E. L. Lovelady and C. E. Bracknell. Lovelady, who...
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