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Title Gun thugs, rednecks, and radicals : a documentary history of the West Virginia mine wars / edited by David Alan Corbin
Published Oakland, CA : PM Press, ©2011


Description 1 online resource (ix, 275 pages) : illustrations
Summary 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 warsexplosive 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 arebellious and often politically radical populace who refuses to be beleaguered under any circumstances
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-261) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject West Virginia Mine Wars, W. Va., 1897-1921.
Coal miners -- West Virginia -- History
Coal mines and mining -- West Virginia -- History
Strikes and lockouts -- Coal mining -- West Virginia -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Labor & Industrial Relations.
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)
Coal miners
Coal mines and mining
Strikes and lockouts -- Coal mining
West Virginia
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Corbin, David.
ISBN 9781604866483