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Thunder in the mountains : the West Virginia mine war, 1920-21

Author: Lon Savage
Publisher: Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, 1990.
Series: Pittsburgh series in social and labor history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The West Virginia mine war of 1920-21, a major civil insurrection of unusual brutality on both sides, even by the standards of the coal fields, involved thousands of union and nonunion miners, state and private police, militia, and federal troops. Before it was over, three West Virginia counties were in open rebellion, much of the state was under military rule, and bombers of the U.S. Army Air Corps had been  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Savage, Lon, 1928-
Thunder in the mountains
(DLC) 89039087
(OCoLC)20295831
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lon Savage
ISBN: 9780822971429 0822971429
OCLC Number: 887803602
Notes: Originally published: Elliston, Va. :Northcross House, 1986.
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 195 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, map.
Contents: Foreword; Introduction; Acknowledgments; 1. ""On to Mingo""; 2. Everyone called him ""Sid""; 3. The Battle of Matewan; 4. ""We have organized all the camps""; 5. ""The most complete deadlock of any industrial struggle""; 6. It's good to have friends""; 7. ""Our citizens are being shot down like rats""; 8. "". . . to clean up Mingo County""; 9. ""You saw nothing wrong in that?""; 10. ""Don't shoot him any more!""; 11. ""There can be no peace""; 12. ""We'll hang Don Chafin to a sour apple tree!""; 13. ""No armed mob will cross Logan County""; 14. ""It's your real Uncle Sam"" 15. ""By God, we're goin' through""16. ""We wouldn't revolt against the national guv'ment""; 17. ""The thugs are coming""; 18. ""There was a different feeling""; 19. ""I, Warren G. Harding ... do hereby command""; 20. ""Bring your raincoats and machine guns""; 21. ""Bullets were hissing back and forth""; 22. ""Things slacked off after we ate""; 23. ""These strange new craft""; 24. ""The miners have withdrawn their lines""; 25. ""It was Uncle Sam did it""; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; lndex.
Series Title: Pittsburgh series in social and labor history.
Responsibility: Lon Savage.
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The West Virginia mine war of 1920-21, a major civil insurrection of unusual brutality on both sides, even by the standards of the coal fields, involved thousands of union and nonunion miners, state and private police, militia, and federal troops. Before it was over, three West Virginia counties were in open rebellion, much of the state was under military rule, and bombers of the U.S. Army Air Corps had been dispatched against striking miners. The origins of this civil war were in the Draconian rule of the coal companies over the fiercely proud miners of Appalachia. It began in the small r.

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"The lively narrative, written by a former professional journalist and first published in 1985, is preceded by an explanatory introduction by John Williams."--International Review of Social History

 
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