History,  Stateside,  Trade Unions

The Mine Wars

If you’ve been at all interested by my posts about Mother Jones and the 1921 Battle of Blair Mountain (the largest armed insurrection in the United States since the Civil War), you may want to take a couple of hours to watch this PBS documentary about the coal miners’ struggle to unionize in southern West Virginia during the early 20th century.

One of the featured historians is my old friend from St. Louis Rosemary Feurer, a professor of labor history at Northern Illinois University.

Unfortunately it seems unavailable for viewing outside the US, unless you can use a workaround like VPN.