When Miners March

William C. Blizzard


Chronicling the West Virginia Mine Wars of the Twenties, this first-hand account of the coal miners' uprisings bargains a brand new viewpoint on labor unrest in the course of this time interval. entire with formerly unpublished relations pictures and records, this retelling stocks the reports of invoice snowstorm, the author's father who used to be the chief of the pink Neck military. The tensions among the union and the coal businesses that led as much as the recognized conflict of Blair Mountain, the most important open and armed uprising in usa historical past, are defined intimately, as are its aftermath and legacy. Addressing hard work concerns in modern occasions, this historic narrative makes transparent the human charges of extracting coal for electricity.

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