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The Battle of Blair Mountain: The Story of America's Largest Labor Uprising / Edition 1
     

The Battle of Blair Mountain: The Story of America's Largest Labor Uprising / Edition 1

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by Robert Shogan
 

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ISBN-10: 0465077730

ISBN-13: 9780465077731

Pub. Date: 07/28/2006

Publisher: Basic Books


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

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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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ISBN-13:
9780465077731
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
07/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Sales rank:
664,185
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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