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By William C. Blizzard

Chronicling the West Virginia Mine Wars of the Twenties, this first-hand account of the coal miners' uprisings bargains a brand new standpoint on labor unrest in the course of this time interval. whole with formerly unpublished kinfolk photos and records, this retelling stocks the stories of invoice snowfall, the author's father who was once the chief of the pink Neck military. The tensions among the union and the coal businesses that led as much as the recognized conflict of Blair Mountain, the biggest open and armed uprising in usa historical past, are defined intimately, as are its aftermath and legacy. Addressing exertions concerns in modern instances, this historic narrative makes transparent the human bills of extracting coal for electricity.

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By 1903 it was the third largest coal producer. From that year to 1912 its production increased five times, while that of Ohio and Pennsylvania barely doubled. From 1900 to 1910 the population of West Virginia increased only 27 per cent, while the number of mine employees jumped 143 per cent. Company-Owned State From 1898 to 1912 West Virginia increased its coal production by 350 per cent – and still, the UMW had been unable to organize the miners, despite their apparent willingness. The West Virginia operators sat in their company towns in a company-owned state, behind impregnable legal barriers.

Conference Breaks Up The miners then said they would not demand the check-off if they could have the Cleveland advance. There was no agreement on this and the conference broke up April 20, 1912. The miners and operators met again on May 1, and the Kanawha River operators agreed to give an increase on both tonnage and day labor, but a little less than the basic increase granted at Cleveland. But Quinn Morton, chairman of the operators’ scale committee, would make no such agreement for his Paint Creek mines.

11/20/1952 (Third) A new president, Michael D. Ratchford of Ohio, was elected in 1897. The prospect could hardly have been more dismal. The UMW was cashless and very nearly member-less. Ratchford’s thought processes at this time have not been recorded, so it can not be said by what line of reasoning he called a strike on July 4, Turner Finds Coal 31 1897. Certainly he must have felt that matters could be no worse, come what may. In any event, he shot at the moon and hit it. The miners came out and stayed out.

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