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Statement by Melvin Manus

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Type: Testimonies | Text
Creator: Manus, Melvin
Title: Statement by Melvin Manus
Date: 1914 May 23
Description: In his statement, Melvin Manus details various intimidation methods used by the strikers. He and his whife overheard C. A. Henson and the Williams family, who were strikers, say that "if the balance of the help did not all come out of the Mill they were bound to get a whipping." He states a crowd of strikers and railroad workers threatened that "all houses which the Company had caused to be vacated by those taking part in the strike would be burned." He was also told that Harris Gober had said that if he and his wife did not join the strike, Gober would stop their groceries.

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Subjects: Fulton Bag and Cotton Mills | Textile factories--Georgia--Atlanta | Fulton Bag and Cotton Mills--Employees--History--20th century | Strikes and lockouts--Textile industry--Georgia--Atlanta | Fulton Bag and Cotton Mills Strike, Atlanta, Ga., 1914-1915 | Labor unions--Georgia--Atlanta | Textile workers--Georgia--Atlanta--History--20th century | Textile industry--Georgia--Atlanta--History--20th century | Governmental investigations | Cotton textile industry--Georgia--Atlanta | Cotton textile industry--Employees | United Textile Workers of America | United States. Commission on Industrial Relations | Industrial relations--Georgia--Atlanta | Employees--Georgia--Atlanta | Textile workers--Labor unions--Georgia--Atlanta | Threats of violence--Georgia--Atlanta | Gober, Harris | Henson, C. A. | Cabbagetown (Atlanta, Ga.) | Atlanta (Ga.) | Fulton County (Ga.)
Contributors: Georgia Institute of Technology. Library and Information Center | Georgia Institute of Technology. Library and Information Center. Digital Initiatives | Georgia Institute of Technology. Library and Information Center. Archives and Records Management
Online Publisher: Atlanta, Ga. : Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006
Original Material: Box 5, Folder 6 Threats 1914, Fulton Bag and Cotton Mills records, Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.
Rights and Usage: Please cite [Folder Title, Series and Subseries Title,] Fulton Bag and Cotton Mills records, Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.
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Persistent Link to Item: http://www.library.gatech.edu/fulton_bag/item.php?collection=ms004&filename=ms004-037.xml

Related Institutions: Georgia Institute of Technology. Library and Information Center
Collection Information: Fulton Bag and Cotton Mills Digital Collection