When Miners March

William C. Blizzard

Chronicling the West Virginia Mine Wars of the 1920s, this first-hand account of the coal miners’ uprisings offers a new perspective on labor unrest during this time period. Complete with previously unpublished family photographs and documents, this retelling shares the experiences of Bill Blizzard, the author’s father who was the leader of the Red Neck Army. The tensions between the union and the coal companies that led up to the famous Battle of Blair Mountain, the largest open and armed rebellion in United States history, are described in detail, as are its aftermath and legacy. Addressing labor issues in contemporary times, this historical narrative makes clear the human costs of extracting coal for electricity.

status Copy #1 (6156): in
genre Activism and Human Rights ยป Labor History
publisher PM Press
publish date July 9, 2010
popularity checked out 1 time(s)

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