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John Sayles
T. R. C. Hutton

Hutton on John Sayles, 'Matewan'

John Sayles. Matewan. Van Nuys: Artisan Entertainment, 1987. feature film, 2 hr. 22 min., DVD.

Reviewed by T. R. C. Hutton (Glenville State University) Published on H-Labor (August, 2022) Commissioned by David Marquis (The College of William & Mary)

Printable Version: https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=57950

Hagley History Hangout/New Episode Available

New Hagley History Hangout is available:  Hudson Maxim wanted his lake, and he didn’t mind twisting some arms to get it. The early-twentieth-century investor in Lake Hopatcong property wished to make it a destination for well-heeled travelers and pleasure seekers. Making his plans difficult were a cadre of challenges from intransigent executives, to the Morris Canal, to the hydrography of the lake itself.  Environmental scholar Peter Astras, PhD candidate at St. Johns University, tells the tale of Lake Hopatcong as an object of desire, development, and indeterminate outcomes.

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