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

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


Telling the robust tale of the West Virginia coal mining rebellions of the early twentieth century, this e-book collects fabric from the leaders, the miners, and the reporters despatched to record at the 1912 and 1921 West Virginia mine wars—explosive examples of moves and union battles. Featured within the textual content are articles, speeches, and discussions among union leaders reminiscent of Samuel Gompers, Frank Keeney, Fred Mooney, invoice snowfall, and mom Jones. additionally incorporated are U.S. Senate committee tales from miners and their family describing existence and paintings within the coal camps and explaining their participation within the violence. those proof sincerely painting the human expense of and current the not easy offerings of a rebellious and sometimes politically radical population who refuses to be beleaguered below any circumstances.

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