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When Miners March
by William C. Blizzard and Wess Harris


Overview - Chronicling the West Virginia Mine Wars of the 1920s, this first-hand account of the coal miners' uprisings offers a new perspective onlabor unrest during thistime 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 Complete with previously unpublished family photographs and documents, this retelling shares the experiences of Bill Blizzard, the author's father who was the leader of the Red Neck Army.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Chronicling the West Virginia Mine Wars of the 1920s, this first-hand account of the coal miners' uprisings offers a new perspective onlabor unrest during thistime 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 Complete with previously unpublished family photographs and documents, this retelling shares the experiences of Bill Blizzard, the author's father who was the leader of the Red Neck Army. Thetensions 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."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781604863000
  • ISBN-10: 1604863005
  • Publisher: PM Press
  • Publish Date: July 2010
  • Page Count: 407


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Books > History > United States - State & Local - South
Books > Political Science > Labor & Industrial Relations - General
Books > History > United States - 20th Century

 
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