Cut and Run
Cut and Run
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Cut and Run

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Big changes after the turn of the century and the mechanization in the 1950s cut the Maine wood's workforce in half and quickened the pace of the timber harvest.  These changes were not without negative consequences.  The overall effects to the mental and physical health of the workers is discussed as well as the history of organized labor and the men who risked their livelihoods to fight for better wages.  This is an important piece of Maine history and includes wonderful woods-based folk songs and is narrated by Marshall Dodge.  (1980)
40 minutes
A film by Richard Searls with a grant from the Maine Humanities Council to the Social Issues Research Committee, University of Maine.

 

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