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 civil war the battle of . The battle of blair mountain the story of americas largest labor uprising kindle edition by robert shogan download it once and read it on your kindle device pc phones or tablets use features like bookmarks note taking and highlighting while reading the battle of blair mountain the story of americas largest labor uprising. Heres the authors summing up of blair mountain the largest labor uprising in our countrys history which speaks to some of the unique limitations that labor in the us seems to face in sum both the aftermath of the miners march in west virginia and the auto workers it is easy to forget how hard fought labors progress was in america. The battle of blair mountain the story of americas largest labor uprising user review kirkus a stunning re creation of the great west virginia uprising of 1921 when some 10000 armed miners confronted coal operators and their hired guns in an attempt to unionizeafter wwi president wilsons . After this look at the battle of blair mountain and the west virginia mine wars discover the bloody history of labor unions in the united states then have a look at lewis hines most haunting early 20th century child labor photos
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