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Gun Thugs, Rednecks, and Radicals: A Documentary History of the West Virginia Mine Wars

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Telling the powerful story of the West Virginia coal mining rebellions of the early 20th century, this book collects material from the leaders, the miners, and the journalists sent to report on the 1912 and 1921 West Virginia mine wars—explosive examples of strikes and union battles. Featured in the text are articles, speeches, and discussions between union leaders such as Samuel Gompers, Frank Keeney, Fred Mooney, Bill Blizzard, and Mother Jones. Also included are U.S. Senate committee testimonies from miners and their family members describing life and work in the coal camps and explaining their participation in the violence. These facts clearly portray the human cost of industry and present the hard choices of a rebellious and often politically radical populace who refuses to be beleaguered under any circumstances.

About the Author

David Allen Corbin teaches history at the University of Maryland and has received state, regional, and national awards for his work on coal mining history. He is the author of Life, Work, and Rebellion in the Coal Fields. He lives in Charleston, West Virginia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781604866483
Subtitle:
A Documentary History of the West Virginia Mine Wars
Publisher:
PM Press
Editor:
Corbin, David Alan
Author:
Corbin, David Alan
Subject:
Political Science : Labor & Industrial Relations - General
Subject:
History : United States - State & Local - South
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20111102
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 0.9 lb

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History and Social Science » Politics » Labor
History and Social Science » World History » General

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