Title: Oral History Interview with Dock E. Hall, January 7, 1976. Interview H-0271.
Identifier: H-0271
Interviewer: Glass, Brent
Interviewee: Hall, Dock E.
Subjects: Furniture workers--North Carolina    Eldorado (N.C.)--Social life and customs    
Extent: 00:00:01
Abstract:  Dock Hall's working life spanned a number of southern industries, including lumber, furniture, and mining. Hall focuses on mining in this interview, describing his work underground as a chucker (in which his task was to keep another miner's equipment cool with water), and above ground in a stamping mill, extracting valuable minerals from pieces of rock. While he and others preferred better-paying mine work to textile work, work in the mines could mean long hours and unpleasant conditions. As one of relatively few interviews in this collection that focus on mining, this selection should be of use to researchers interested in issues concerning that industry, ranging from daily routines to deadly accidents.