Interview with Lois Scott, September 11, 1986
Project: Women and Collective Protest Oral History Project
Interview SummaryIn this fourth interview with Lois Scott,
she describes her education and her work at an aircraft factory during World War II. She talks about her contributions to the war effort and describes running away at the age of fifteen to get married. She talks about living with her in-laws and describes at length the abuse she and other women in the family were subjected to by her husband and the other men. She discusses living in places like Indiana and Baltimore, and the hardships her family endured because her husband would not support them. She talks about divorcing her first husband and marrying her second husband. She discusses the hardships her family endured during her second marriage. She describes other life events, including the 1975 flood in Harlan County, her father's death due to black lung, and the effects of the Brookside strike, including her daughter being threatened by the KKK.
Interview KeywordDomestic violence Domestic abuse Spousal abuse World War II Baltimore (Md.) Indiana Coal Miners' Strike, Harlan County, Ky., 1973 Coal miners--Kentucky Coal miners--Labor unions--Organizing Coal miners--Labor unions Coal mines and mining--Kentucky Collective bargaining--Coal mining industry Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) Childhood Salaries Education--Kentucky
Interview LC SubjectLabor unions--Organizing Collective bargaining Communities Picketing Protest and social movements Protest movements Strikes and lockouts Harlan (Ky.) Harlan County (Ky.) Women in the labor movement Families Employment--Kentucky Appalachian Region--Economic conditions Occupations Rural conditions Appalachian Region--Social conditions Marriage Child abuse Wife abuse Abused wives Family violence Marital violence Victims of family violence Intimate partner violence World War, 1939-1945 World War, 1939-1945--Women
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Scott, Lois Interview by Sally Ward Maggard. 11 Sep. 1986. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
Scott, L. (1986, September 11). Interview by S. W. Maggard. Women and Collective Protest Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.
Scott, Lois, interview by Sally Ward Maggard. September 11, 1986, Women and Collective Protest Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
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