Battle of Blair Mountain: The Story of America's Largest Labor Uprising

By: Robert Shogan

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The Battle of Blair Mountain covers a profoundly significant but long-neglected slice of American history - the largest uprising on American soil since the Civil War. In 1921, some 10,000 West Virginia coal miners, outraged over years of brutality and lawless 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.

"A mesmerizing, rarely mentioned piece of labor history, crackingly told." Kirkus (starred review)"

Title: Battle of Blair Mountain: The Story of America's Largest Labor Uprising

Author Name: Robert Shogan

Categories: West Virginia History, Labor, Coal,

Publisher: Paperback, 271 pages:

ISBN Number: 0-465-07773-0

ISBN Number 13: 9780465077731

Seller Id: 73