David Corbin's Gun Thugs, Rednecks, and Radicals in the Michigan Citizen
"George Echols, an African American miner, told Congress in 1921 of his condition as a worker living in a house and even a town owned by the company, 'I was raised a slave. My master and my mistress called me and I answered, and I know the time when I was a slave, and I felt just like we feel now.'
In a city under an un-elected emergency manager, represented by the same law firm that represents the city’s adversaries — the banks — one particular sentence from Gun Thugs sticks out. 'It is this exercise of public power under private pay, which is one of the fundamental causes and is the most lively occasion of the bad blood between owners and workers.'"
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