Lintheads

Lintheads

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Blease, Coleman Livingston

As governor, Blease emphasized individual freedom for whites and racism. He opposed government regulation, even if its purpose was to benefit the same mill workers to whom he appealed. He denounced an act to limit working hours for mill employees, believing it interfered with parents’ control over their children. He vetoed legislation to inspect factories for safety and health considerations, stating that a man ought to be able to work under any conditions he chose. He opposed compulsory education as an attempt to replace parents with “the paid agents of the State in the control of children,” and he vetoed four compulsory attendance bills while governor.

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  • Title Lintheads
  • Author
  • Keywords disparaging nickname for cotton mill workers, sometimes equated with the term “white trash.”, disparaged as illiterates and as failed farmers who had become low paid, minimally skilled operatives or machine-tenders, former mill operative Olin D. Johnston
  • Website Name South Carolina Encyclopedia
  • Publisher University of South Carolina, Institute for Southern Studies
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  • Access Date May 18, 2024
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update August 9, 2022
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