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Writing AppalachiaAn Anthology$
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Katherine Ledford and Theresa Lloyd

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780813178790

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813178790.001.0001

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Members of the National Committee for the Defense of Political Prisoners (Dreiser Committee)

Members of the National Committee for the Defense of Political Prisoners (Dreiser Committee)

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(p.173) Members of the National Committee for the Defense of Political Prisoners (Dreiser Committee)
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Writing Appalachia
Author(s):
Katherine Ledford, Theresa Lloyd
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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813178790.003.0025

In 1931, the National Committee for the Defense of Political Prisoners, comprised of well-known writers Theodore Dreiser, John Dos Passos, Sherwood Anderson, and others, sponsored hearings in the Kentucky coalfields. The committee (known as the Dreiser Committee) also had a presence in Harlan to promote the Communist-oriented National Miners Union....

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