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The devil is here in these hills : West Virginia's coal miners and their battle for freedom / James Green.

Author/Creator:
Green, James R., 1944- author.
Publication:
New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, [2015]
Format/Description:
Book
viii, 440 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Edition:
First edition.
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Subjects:
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.
United Mine Workers of America. District 17 -- History.
Labor movement -- West Virginia -- History.
Summary:
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.
Notes:
Map on lining papers.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-428) and index.
ISBN:
0802123317
9780802123312
OCLC:
881440739