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Oral History Interview with Ila Hartsell Dodson, May 23, 1980. Interview H-0241. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007).
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  • Abstract
    Ila Hartsell Dodson talks about working in a South Carolina textile mill. The interview contains insights into rural life and information about mill work.
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  • Starting work in a textile mill at age 14
  • Weeping for a closing textile mill
  • Disinterest in joining a union
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  • Subjects
  • Women in the textile industry
  • Children--Employment--South Carolina
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