ISBN-10:
1933202289
ISBN-13:
9781933202280
Pub. Date:
10/01/2008
Publisher:
West Virginia University Press
MATEWAN BEFORE THE MASSACRE:

MATEWAN BEFORE THE MASSACRE: "POLITICS, COAL AND THE ROOTS OF CONFLICT IN A WEST VIRGINIA MINING COMMUNITY"

by REBECCA J. BAILEY
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ISBN-13: 9781933202280
Publisher: West Virginia University Press
Publication date: 10/01/2008
Series: WEST VIRGINIA & APPALACHIA Series , #6
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 829,562
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Rebecca “Becky” Bailey’s family roots are in McDowell and Mercer Counties in West Virginia. She first learned about Matewan through stories her coal miner grandfather told about witnessing Sid Hatfield’s murder. Later, when she came to West Virginia University to study public history, she was hired to help collect oral histories in Matewan and Mingo County. She wrote Matewan Before the Massacre because she could not let the story go.

Table of Contents


May 19, 1920 1 “Bleeding Mingo”: 1895–1911 The Progressive Era? The Williamson-Thacker Coalfield Falls Behind World War I and The Rise of Class Tensions The Massacre: Before and After Conclusion: The Matewan Myth Bibliography Index

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