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The mine wars / a Film Posse, Inc. production for American experience ; telescript by Mark Zwonitzer ; story by Paul Taylor ; produced and directed by Randall MacLowry.

Zwonitzer, Mark. (Added Author). Taylor, Paul. (Added Author). MacLowry, Randall, film director, film producer. (Added Author). Murphy, Michael, 1938- narrator. (Added Author). Green, James R., 1944- Devil is here in these woods. (Added Author). Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), broadcaster. (Added Author). Film Posse (Firm), production company. (Added Author). WGBH Educational Foundation, production company. (Added Author). PBS Distribution (Firm), publisher. (Added Author). WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), production company. (Added Author).
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  • 4 of 5 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Greenwood Public Library - Greenwood DVD 331.76 MIN (Text) 36626103723458 New Adult Nonfiction Checked out 10/27/2016
LaGrange County Public Library - LaGrange DVD DOCUMENTARY (Text) 30477100890197 Main Floor: DVD Available -
Petersburg Library - Main Branch VIDEO DVD 968 (Text) 38650833318015 Adult Videos Available -
Seymour Main Library DVD 622.33 MINE (Text) 37500004356867 Movies Available -
Spencer County Public Library - Rockport DVD Edu M (Text) 70741000136731 DVD Education Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781627895972
  • ISBN: 1627895973
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 120 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Boston, MA] : WGBH Educational Foundation : c2016.

Content descriptions

General Note: Title from disc label; credits from screen.
"Based in part on the book The devil is here in these hills by James Green."--Container.
"American Experience is a production of WGBH"--Container.
"Subtitles are a function of the disc and serve the same purpose as closed captions"--Container.
Produced as an episode of the television series: American experience.
Formatted Contents Note: Mother Jones -- Frank Keeney -- UMW Strikes -- Breaking the strike -- Paint Creek-Cabin Creek Strike -- Fighting strikebreakers -- Mining during the war -- Battle of Matewan -- The trial -- Hatfield's assassination -- Battle of Blair Mountain.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Edited by Mark Dugas ; original music by P. Andrew Willis ; cinematography, Stephen McCarthy.
Participant or Performer Note: Narrator, Michael Murphy.
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note: Originally broadcast by PBS Jan. 26, 2016.
Summary, etc.: At the beginning of the 20th century, coal was the engine of American industrial progress. Nearly three quarters of a million men across the country spent ten or twelve hours a day underground in coal mines. The Mine Wars brings to life the struggle that turned the coalfields of southern West Virginia into a blood-soaked war zone where basic constitutional rights and freedoms were violently contested.
Target Audience Note: Not rated.
System Details Note: DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen presentation; 5.1 surround.
Subject: Jones, Mother, 1837-1930.
United Mine Workers of America. District 17 > History.
Coal miners > West Virginia > History.
Coal miners > West Virginia > Social conditions.
Coal miners > Labor unions > West Virginia > History.
Coal mines and mining > West Virginia > History.
West Virginia Mine Wars, W. Va., 1897-1921.
Labor movement > West Virginia > History.
Genre: Documentary films.
Historical films.
Television adaptations.
Nonfiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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