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Download e-book for kindle: The Battle of Blair Mountain: The Story of America's Largest by Robert Shogan

By Robert Shogan

ISBN-10: 0465077730

ISBN-13: 9780465077731

ISBN-10: 0813340969

ISBN-13: 9780813340968

In 1921, a few 10,000 West Virginia coal miners-- outraged over years of brutality and exploitation-- picked up their Winchesters and marched opposed to their tormentors, the strong mine proprietors who governed their corrupt nation. For ten days the miners fought a pitched conflict opposed to an opposing legion of deputies, nation police, and makeshift military. basically the intervention of a Federal expeditionary strength ended this undeclared battle. In The conflict of Blair Mountain, Robert Shogan indicates this long-neglected slice of yankee heritage to be a saga of the conflicting political, monetary, and cultural forces that formed the ability constitution of twentieth-century America.

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