11 edition of The battle of Blair Mountain found in the catalog.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-254) and index.
|LC Classifications||HD5325.M615 S49 2004|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xiv, 271 p. :|
|Number of Pages||271|
|LC Control Number||2004001648|
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The Battle of Blair Mountain Joe Sacco and I, one afternoon when we were working in southern West Virginia on our book "Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt," parked our car on the side Battle Of Blair Mountain My War West Virginia Baseball Hats Mountains Hedges Objects Daughter Organize. } The Battle of Blair Mountain covers a profoundly significant but long-neglected slice of American history - the largest armed uprising on American soil since the Civil War. In , s West Virginia coal miners, outraged over years of brutality and lawless exploitation, picked up their Winchesters and marched against their tormentors.
The battle ended with miners ultimately being indicted on a number of charges ranging from murder to treason against the state. The conflict became known as the Battle of Blair Mountain, and is known as one of the largest civil uprisings in the United States history since the Civil War. 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.5/5(2).
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The Battle of Blair Mountain tells one story in the long history of American labor unions. It is a story that few Americans know, or were aware of even at the time The battle of Blair Mountain book the events occurred. It shines a bright light on the struggle of the United Mine Workers to organize mine workers in West Virginia, in the face of opposition from an ownership concerned only with maximizing their by: Here's the author's summing up of Blair Mountain, the largest labor uprising in our country's history, which speaks to some of the unique limitations that labor in the U.S.
seems to face: "In sum, both the aftermath of the miners' march in West Virginia and the auto It is easy to forget how hard fought labor's progress was in America/5.
Buy this book In this concise, dramatic and authoritative account of the bloody encounter between the mine workers and mine owners of the West Virginia coalfields—the most tumultuous labor.
THE BATTLE OF BLAIR MOUNTAIN: The Story of America's Largest Labor Uprising User Review - Kirkus A stunning re-creation of the great West Virginia uprising ofwhen s armed miners 3/5(1).
The Battle of Blair Mountain marked a moment when miners came close to breaking the stranglehold of the coal companies. It exposed the dark and murderous intentions of corporations. Meanwhile, Don Chafin had his 3, person army dig in along roughly ten miles of the ridge line around Blair Mountain.
The miners reached Blair Mountain on Aug and the first fighting started on August The battle was only halted when three regiments of federal troops were sent to the area and both sides laid down their arms : Brandon Nida. Share Battle of Blair Mountain In Augustarmed coal miners from the Kanawha Valley and the southern counties of Boone, Fayette, Mingo, McDowell, and Logan gathered at Marmet in Kanawha County.
The miners proposed to march to Logan and Mingo counties to rescue union miners who had been jailed or mistreated in attempts to unionize the mines.
Decades of violence, strikes, assassinations and marches accompanied their attempts to form a union, culminating in the Battle of Blair Mountain inthe largest armed insurrection since the. THE BATTLE OF BLAIR MOUNTAIN: The Story of America's Largest Labor Uprising User Review - Kirkus A stunning re-creation of the great West Virginia uprising ofwhen s armed miners confronted coal operators and their hired guns in an attempt to WWI, President Wilson's 3/5(1).
This event culminates in the Battle of Blair Mountain, causing President Harding to send in the U. Army, calling it an armed rebellion. Rondal is shot during the battle and becomes paralyzed from the waist down. The union is finally forced to retreat. Carrie, who is pregnant with Rondal’s baby, takes him back with her to the Homeplace.
It was, as one of the books I read on the subject put it, an “undeclared war.” (The book is the excellent The Battle of Blair Mountain by Robert Shogan.) As tensions mounted, the law and community members took sides—some officers of the law and shop owners supporting the miners, and some in favor of management.
The following books and articles relating to the Battle of Blair Mountain can be found at the Archives and History Library. BOOKS/PERIODICALS. Buttino, Lou. The Battle of Blair Mountain,s.l., n. p., n. B Cole, Merle T. "Martial Law in West Virginia and Major Davis as 'Emperor of Tug River'.".
The film includes letters Evans found from Gov. Homer Holt saying that if President Franklin D. Roosevelt did not order New Deal history book authors to remove mention of the Battle of Blair. The Battle of Blair Mountain begins to remedy that for the Miners and their stories.
This book, by Mr. Shogan, should be required reading in every history class that covers the labor movement. Too many folks do not understand the price that regular men and women paid in order for them to enjoy the weekend, overtime, and all sorts of rights now taken for by: The Battle of Blair Mountain tells one story in the long history of American labor unions.
It is a story that few Americans know, or were aware of even at the time that the events occurred. It shines a bright light on the struggle of the United Mine Workers to organize mine workers in West Virginia, in the face of opposition from an ownership concerned only with maximizing their profits/5(33).
The Battle of Blair Mountain is historical narrative at its best, making past events become real for at least a few minutes of reading pleasure, while also providing a framework for understanding Author: STEVE WEINBERG.
The resulting fight, which history records as the Battle of Blair Mountain, was the nation’s single largest armed uprising since the Civil War and its most violent labor insurrection.
It lasted four days, led to dozens of deaths, and ended only after President Warren G. Harding sent troops to disarm the : Ron Soodalter. Meanwhile, Don Chafin had his 3, person army dig in along roughly ten miles of the ridge line around Blair Mountain.
The miners reached Blair Mountain on Aug and the first fighting started on August The battle was only halted when three regiments of federal troops were sent to the area and both sides laid down their arms peaceably. According to historic preservationist Barbara Rasmussen, the origins of the battle of Blair Mountain lay in anger over conditions in the southern coalfields, Author: Beth Wellington.
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