Bloodletting in Appalachia: The Story of West Virginia's Four Major Mine Wars and Other Thrilling Incidents of Its Coal Fields

By: Howard B. Lee

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Former Attorney General Howard B. Lee sets forth the fascinating story of West Virginia's mine wars, and examines the role that coal has played in the state's economic and social history. Lee tells of battles on Paint Creek, armed Baldwin-Felts agents, and violence against the miners. He also tells of the East coast millionaires who bilked West Virginia land owners of their riches, and unscrupulous company agents who recruited unsuspecting southerners and immigrants to sign on for a lifetime of dangerous work in dismal coal camps.

Title: Bloodletting in Appalachia: The Story of West Virginia's Four Major Mine Wars and Other Thrilling Incidents of Its Coal Fields

Author Name: Howard B. Lee

Categories: West Virginia History, Coal, Labor,

Publisher: Paperback, 216 pages:

ISBN Number: 0-87012-0417

ISBN Number 13: 9780870120411

Seller Id: 74