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Author Savage, Lon, 1928-

Title Thunder in the mountains : the West Virginia mine war, 1920-21 / Lon Savage.

Published Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, 1990.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xix, 195 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, map
Series Pittsburgh series in social and labor history
Pittsburgh series in social and labor history.
Notes Originally published: Elliston, Va. :Northcross House, 1986.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-188) and index.
Contents Foreword; Introduction; Acknowledgments; 1. On to Mingo -- 2. Everyone called him Sid -- 3. The Battle of Matewan; 4. We have organized all the camps -- 5. The most complete deadlock of any industrial struggle -- 6. It's good to have friends -- 7. Our citizens are being shot down like rats -- 8. . . . to clean up Mingo County -- 9. You saw nothing wrong in that? -- 10. Don't shoot him any more! -- 11. There can be no peace -- 12. We'll hang Don Chafin to a sour apple tree! -- 13. No armed mob will cross Logan County -- 14. It's your real Uncle Sam
15. By God, we're goin' through16. We wouldn't revolt against the national guv'ment -- 17. The thugs are coming -- 18. There was a different feeling -- 19. I, Warren G. Harding ... do hereby command -- 20. Bring your raincoats and machine guns -- 21. Bullets were hissing back and forth -- 22. Things slacked off after we ate -- 23. These strange new craft -- 24. The miners have withdrawn their lines -- 25. It was Uncle Sam did it -- Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; lndex.
Summary The West Virginia mine war of 1920-21, a major civil insurrection of unusual brutality on both sides, even by the standards of the coal fields, involved thousands of union and nonunion miners, state and private police, militia, and federal troops. Before it was over, three West Virginia counties were in open rebellion, much of the state was under military rule, and bombers of the U.S. Army Air Corps had been dispatched against striking miners. The origins of this civil war were in the Draconian rule of the coal companies over the fiercely proud miners of Appalachia. It began in the small r.
Subject Coal Strike, W. Va., 1920-1921.
ISBN 9780822971429 (electronic bk.)
0822971429 (electronic bk.)