Summary 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 battle of blair mountain: violent american history you didn’t learn in school this is the story of the battle of blair mountain, the largest armed uprising in. September 4 marks the end of fighting at the battle of blair mountain, which was the largest example of class war in us history it was fought over the course. The battle of blair mountain was the largest labor uprising in united states history and one of the largest, best-organized, and most well-armed uprisings since the. Commemorate the mine war which is also referred to as the battle of blair mountain, the miners' march the battle, led by police chief sid hatfield. This is the talk page for discussing improvements to the battle of blair mountain article this is not a forum for general discussion of the article's subject. Robert shogan ends his well-researched book, the battle of blair mountain,with this one-paragraph conclusion: the rebellion of the west virginia miners was defeated. Redneck revolt is a national network of anti-racist, anti-fascist community defense firearms projects from a broad spread of political & cultural backgrounds.
Find and save ideas about battle of blair mountain on pinterest | see more ideas about labor law, coal image and miss west virginia. The battle of blair mountain has 129 ratings and 14 reviews werner said: after reading storming heaven [see my review of that novel] and watching the mo. 1 million rounds of ammunition were fired during one event in west virginia no, not the civil war. There are still bullets in the ground where working people in the 1920s staged the largest armed insurrection in the united states since the civil war.
On a warm day in west virginia, kenny king is on his hands and knees, digging in the dirt he's near the peak of blair mountain, searching for buried. Blair mountain battle -- in 1912, the mining company forced the striking miners and their families out of their homes, to live in tents.
Photographs of the battle of blair mountain, the largest armed rebellion in the us since the civil war for five days in late august and early september, 1921 in. Topics in chronicling america - battle of blair mountain touted as one of the largest civil uprisings in american history, thousands of coal miners in west virginia. The battle of blair mountain was the largest labor uprising in united states history and one of the largest, organized, and well-armed uprisings since the american.
This weekend marks the anniversary of the most brutal confrontation in the history of the american labor movement, the battle of blair mountain. In late august 1921, union miners and coal company supporters clashed near blair mountain, west virginia, in what has been called the largest armed uprising since the. This weekend marks the anniversary of the most brutal confrontation in the history of the american labor movement, the battle of blair mountain for one.
The west virginia encyclopedia battle of blair mountain in august 1921, armed coal miners from the kanawha valley and the southern counties of boone, fayette, mingo. The west virginia mine wars museum has received a $30,000 challenge grant for a project to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the battle of blair mountain in 2021. The battle of blair mountain was one of the largest civil uprisings in united states history and the largest armed rebellion since the american civil war for five. Why the mine wars' battle of blair mountain, the largest us insurrection since the civil war, has been forgotten and why it shouldn't be. The battle of blair mountain: the story of america's largest labor uprising [robert shogan] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers in 1921, some 10.
The following books and articles relating to the battle of blair mountain can be found at the archives and history library books/periodicals. The battle of blair mountain: the story of america's largest labor uprising by robert shogan westview, 271 pp $26 labor. The wv mine wars museum preserves and interprets artifacts and historical records of the local and the 1921 miners march leading to battle of blair mountain. The battle of blair mountain, 1921 on august 1, 1921, sid hatfield and ed chambers went to the mcdowell county court house to answer some. L ast week, with massey energy under siege from federal safety officials, yet still proposing to stripmine the site of the battle of blair mountain, i recalled. The battle of blair mountain was the largest organized armed uprising in united states labor history and led almost directly to the labor laws currently in effect in. It’s largely absent from history books, but for labor scholars the 1921 battle at blair mountain is legendary years of struggle between miners and coal-company.