The Battle of Blair Mountain: The Story of America's Largest Labor Uprising (Paperback)Robert Shogan (author)
Paperback 296 Pages / Published: 26/07/2006
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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.
Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Number of pages: 296
Weight: 402 g
Dimensions: 153 x 228 x 18 mm
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