Charcoal and Blood: Italian Immigrants in Eureka, Nevada, and the Fish Creek Massacre by Silvio Manno

Charcoal and Blood: Italian Immigrants in Eureka, Nevada, and the Fish Creek Massacre

bySilvio Manno

Kobo ebook | May 13, 2016

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Charcoal and Blood is a detailed account of a heinous crime perpetrated on Italian immigrants engaged in the production of charcoal on Nevada’s mining frontier at the close of the nineteenth century. On August 18, 1879, in a canyon near Fish Creek, outside Eureka, Nevada, five Italian charcoal burners were slain and six more were wounded, while fourteen were taken prisoner by a sheriff’s posse.

Through meticulous research on the event, relying on such primary sources as newspaper articles, author Silvio Manno provides the only comprehensive account of Eureka’s charcoal crisis and what came to be known as the Fish Creek Massacre. This is a well-documented narrative history of an important instance of class and ethnic conflict in the West. Readers interested in Nevada history, Italian American history, frontier trade unionism, and mining in the West will find this book a unique examination of an incident that occurred almost a century and a half ago and that has, until now, been largely overlooked.
Title:Charcoal and Blood: Italian Immigrants in Eureka, Nevada, and the Fish Creek MassacreFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 13, 2016Publisher:University of Nevada PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1943859124

ISBN - 13:9781943859122

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