The devil is here in these hills : West Virginia's Coal Miners and Their Battle for Freedom. / James Green.
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- ISBN: 9780802192097 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2015.
From before the dawn of the 20th century until the arrival of the New Deal, one of the most protracted and deadly labor struggles in American history was waged in West Virginia. On one side were powerful corporations whose millions bought armed guards and political influence. On the other side were 50,000 mine workers, the nation's largest labor union, and the legendary miners' angel," Mother Jones. The fight for unionization and civil rights sparked a political crisis verging on civil war that stretched from the creeks and hollows to the courts and the US Senate. In The Devil is Here in These Hills, celebrated labor historian James Green tells the story of West Virginia and coal like never before.The value of West Virginia's coalfields had been known for decades, and after rail arrived in the 1870s, industrialists pushed fast into the wilderness, digging mines and building company towns where they wielded nearly complete control over everyday life. The state's...
Electronic reproduction. New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2015. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 10459 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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