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The Battle of Blair Mountain : The Story of America's Largest Labor Uprising - Robert Shogan

The Battle of Blair Mountain

The Story of America's Largest Labor Uprising

Paperback Published: 25th July 2006
ISBN: 9780465077731
Number Of Pages: 296

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In 1921, some 10,000 West Virginia coal miners-- outraged over years of brutality and exploitation-- picked up their Winchesters and marched against their tormentors, the powerful mine owners who ruled their corrupt state. For ten days the miners fought a pitched battle against an opposing legion of deputies, state police, and makeshift militia. Only the intervention of a Federal expeditionary force ended this undeclared war. In The Battle of Blair Mountain, Robert Shogan shows this long-neglected slice of American history to be a saga of the conflicting political, economic, and cultural forces that shaped the power structure of twentieth-century America.

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"A mesmerizing, rarely mentioned piece of labor history, crackingly told." Kirkus (starred review)"

Author's Notep. IX
Acknowledgmentsp. XIII
Matewan Stationp. 1
"What Does Labor Want?"p. 27
Seeing Redp. 45
"A Powder Keg Ready to Blow"p. 65
"It's Good to Have Friends"p. 87
"War, Insurrection and Riot"p. 109
Mr. Hatfield Goes to Washingtonp. 135
"Even the Heavens Weep"p. 153
"I Come Creeping"p. 183
Requiem for a Rebellionp. 211
Reference Notesp. 229
Bibliographyp. 249
Indexp. 255
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ISBN: 9780465077731
ISBN-10: 0465077730
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 25th July 2006
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition