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The Devil Is Here in These HillsFrom before the dawn of the 20th century until the arrival of the New Deal one of the most protracted and deadly labor struggles in American history was waged in West Virginia On one side were powerful corporations whose millions bought armed guards and political influence On the other side were 50000 mine workers the nation’s largest labor union and the legendary “miners’ angel” Mother Jones The fight for unionization and civil rights sparked a political crisis verging on civil war that stretched from the creeks. A truly comprehensive look at the decades long fight to unionize West Virginia coal miners with a focus on the mine wars of the 1910s and early 1920s The story is patiently and matter of factly told but still manages to shock with its discussions of repeated declarations of martial law in the state the corruption of mine owners and the power of individuals in the movement

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The Devil Is Here in These Hills characters ✓ 7 Þ From before the dawn of the 20th century until the arrival of the New Deal one of the most protracted and deadly labor struggles in American history was waged in West Virginia On one side were powerful corporations whose millions bought armed guards and political influence On the And hollows to the courts and the US Senate In The Devil is Here in These Hills celebrated labor historian James Green tells the story of West Virginia and coal like never beforeThe value of West Virginia’s coalfields had been known for decades and after rail arrived in the 1870s industrialists pushed fast into the wilderness digging mines and building company towns where they wielded nearly complete control over everyday life The state’s high uality coal drove American expansion and industrialization but for tens o. A chilling account of the long war to unionize the Coal Mines of West Virginia The conditions of the coal miners and their treatment by the mine owners and the gun thugs employed to keep them in their place with the support of the elected officials owned by the mine owners was as brutal as any chapter in American history While the gains made by the unions were real the miners continue to be exploited by the owners and politicians of our day

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F thousands of laborers including boys as young as ten mining life showed the bitter irony of the state motto “Mountaineers are Always Free” Attempts to unionize were met with stiff resistance Fundamental rights were bent then broken and the violence evolved from bloody skirmishes to open armed conflict as an army of miners marched to an explosive showdown Extensively researched and told in vibrant detail The Devil is Here in These Hills is the definitive book on an essential chapter in the history of American freedo. The 2016 PBS American Experience video is called Mine Wars imdbcomtitlett5292108worldcatorgtitlemine warsoclc933