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Big Annie of Calumet: A True Story of the Industrial Revolution (edition 1996)
Big Annie of Calumet: A True Story of the Industrial Revolution by Jerry Stanley
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0517700972, Hardcover)In 1913, miners in Calumet, Michigan, fought to a bitter stand-off with the powerful C & H Mining Company. An inspiration for many strikers was the wife of a Croatian miner, Annie Clemec. At 6-foot-2 inches, "Big Annie" led marches seven days a week over the months of the strike, carrying a "massive American flag on a 10-foot staff." Protesting the brutal working conditions, low pay, and the fact that "on average, one worker a week died in the mines, and two were crippled for life every day" at Calumet, Annie's dedication won the hearts and attention of many citizens and newspapers, who in turn backed the striking miners. A book for intense teens who might want to change the world.
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The story of Annie Clemenc and the 1913 strike by copper miners employed by the Calumet & Hecla Mining Company in upper Michigan.
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