The last ballad
(Pre-loaded Audio)

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Solon, Ohio : Findaway World, LLC, [2017].
ISBN
9781509460946, 1509460942
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Format
Pre-loaded Audio
Edition
Unabridged.
Physical Desc
1 audio media player (approximately 14 hr.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
Language
English

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Title from Playaway label.
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Originally released by Harper Audio ℗2017
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Release date supplied by publisher.
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Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
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One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening.
Participants/Performers
Performed by Karen White.
Description
"Six days a week, Ella May Wiggins makes the two-mile trek to and from her job on the twelve-hour night shift at American Mill No. 2 in Bessemer City, North Carolina. Her husband has run off again, and she must keep her four children alive with whatever she can find. It's 1929, and the insular community expects the mill's owners to pay the workers less because they toil alongside African Americans like Violet, Ella May's best friend. While the dirty, hazardous job earns Ella May a paltry nine dollars a week, it's the only opportunity she has. When union leaflets begin circulating, Ella May has a rare taste of hope, a yearning for the better life the organizers promise. But the mill owners claim the union is a front for the communist menace sweeping across Europe, and they will resort to bloodshed to prevent workers from banding together. On the night of an important rally, Ella May, weighing the costs of her long hours and the empty bellies of her children, makes up her mind to join the movement -- a decision that will have lasting consequences for 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."--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Cash, W., & White, K. (2017). The last ballad (Unabridged.). Findaway World, LLC.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Cash, Wiley and Karen, White. 2017. The Last Ballad. Solon, Ohio: Findaway World, LLC.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Cash, Wiley and Karen, White. The Last Ballad Solon, Ohio: Findaway World, LLC, 2017.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Cash, Wiley,, and Karen White. The Last Ballad Unabridged., Findaway World, LLC, 2017.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.

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