The Resource The last ballad, Wiley Cash, (sound recording)

The last ballad, Wiley Cash, (sound recording)

Label
The last ballad
Title
The last ballad
Statement of responsibility
Wiley Cash
Creator
Contributor
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The New York Times bestselling author of the celebrated A Land More Kind Than Home and This Dark Road to Mercy returns with this eagerly awaited new novel, set in the Appalachian foothills of North Carolina in 1929 and inspired by actual events. The chronicle of an ordinary woman's struggle for dignity and her rights in a textile mill, The Last Ballad is a moving tale of courage in the face of oppression and injustice, with the emotional power of Ron Rash's Serena, Dennis Lehane's The Given Day, and the unforgettable films Norma Rae and Silkwood. Twelve times a week, twenty-eight-year-old Ella May Wiggins makes the two-mile trek to and from her job on the night shift at American Mill No. 2 in Bessemer City, North Carolina. The insular community considers the mill's owners'the newly arrived Goldberg brothers'white but not American and expects them to pay Ella May and other workers less because they toil alongside African Americans like Violet, Ella May's best friend. While the dirty, hazardous job at the mill earns Ella May a paltry nine dollars for seventy-two hours of work each week, it's the only opportunity she has. Her no-good husband, John, has run off again, and she must keep her four young children alive with whatever work she can find. When the union leaflets begin circulating, Ella May has a taste of hope, a yearning for the better life the organizers promise. But the mill owners, backed by other nefarious forces, claim the union is nothing but a front for the Bolshevik menace sweeping across Europe. To maintain their control, the owners will use every means in their power, including bloodshed, to prevent workers from banding together. On the night of the county's biggest rally, Ella May, weighing the costs of her choice, makes up her mind to join the movement'a decision that will have lasting consequences for her children, her friends, her town'indeed all that she loves. Seventy-five years later, Ella May's daughter Lilly, now an elderly woman, tells her nephew about his grandmother and the events that transformed their family. Illuminating the most painful corners of their history, she reveals, for the first time, the tragedy that befell Ella May after that fateful union meeting in 1929. Intertwining myriad voices, Wiley Cash brings to life the heartbreak and bravery of the now forgotten struggle of the labor movement in early twentieth-century America'and pays tribute to the thousands of heroic women and men who risked their lives to win basic rights for all workers. Lyrical, heartbreaking, and haunting, this eloquent novel confirms Wiley Cash's place among our nation's finest writers
  • Ella May Wiggins, a young mother desperately trying to hold her family together with the paltry nine dollars a week she earns from the textile mill two miles away, makes up her mind to join the labor union--a decision that will have lasting consequences for her children, her friends, her town, and all that she loves. Intertwining myriad voice, Cash brings to life the heartbreak and bravery of the now forgotten struggle of the labor movement in early twentieth-century America--and pays tribute to the thousands of heroic women and men who risked their lives to win basic rights for all workers
Cataloging source
CtWfDGI
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Cash, Wiley
Dewey number
813/.6
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3603.A86525
LC item number
L37 2017b
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Narrated by Karen White and Elizabeth Wiley
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1962 April 21-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • White, Karen
  • Wiley, Elizabeth
  • Blackstone Audio, Inc
  • Harper Audio (Firm)
  • Recorded Books, Inc
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  • Working mothers
  • Textile workers
  • Textile workers
  • Labor union members
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The last ballad, Wiley Cash, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Release date supplied by publisher
  • Recording produced by Harper Audio, p2017
  • Compact disc
  • In container (17 cm.)
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
11 sound discs (14 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781538454923
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
DD34253
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
rdd90034253
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The last ballad, Wiley Cash, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Release date supplied by publisher
  • Recording produced by Harper Audio, p2017
  • Compact disc
  • In container (17 cm.)
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
11 sound discs (14 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781538454923
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
DD34253
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
rdd90034253
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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