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Ethel Bowman Shockley, June 24, 1977. Interview H-0045.
A Mother and Daughter Describe Life and Work in a North Carolina Mill Town: Ethel Bowman Shockley and her daughter Hazel Shockley Cannon describe life and work in the mill town of Glen Raven, North Carolina. Shockley worked at the Plaid Mill from 1927 to 1964; she describes how working conditions changed through the Depression, World War II, and the postwar years.
Interviewee: Ethel Bowman Shockley    Interviewer: Cliff Kuhn, Mary Frederickson
Duration: 01:02:33     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 7 excerpts.