When Miners March by William C. BlizzardWhen Miners March by William C. Blizzard

When Miners March

byWilliam C. BlizzardEditorWess Harris

Paperback | July 9, 2010

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Chronicling the West Virginia Mine Wars of the 1920s, this first-hand account of the coal miners' uprisings offers a new perspective on labor unrest during this time period. Complete with previously unpublished family photographs and documents, this retelling shares the experiences of Bill Blizzard, the author's father who was the leader of the Red Neck Army. The tensions between the union and the coal companies that led up to the famous Battle of Blair Mountain, the largest open and armed rebellion in United States history, are described in detail, as are its aftermath and legacy. Addressing labor issues in contemporary times, this historical narrative makes clear the human costs of extracting coal for electricity.

William C. Blizzard was a third generation union agitator, a coal miner from WV’s first family of labor, and a journalist. Wess Harris is a former union coal miner and an activist and educator with Appalachian Community Services. He lives in Gay, West Virginia.
Title:When Miners MarchFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.1 inPublished:July 9, 2010Publisher:PM PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1604863005

ISBN - 13:9781604863000


Editorial Reviews

"When Miners March is the sweeping and heavily documented account of the Mine Wars from the governor's mansion to coal tipples as portrayed by the son of Bill Blizzard, the leader of the Red Neck Army - all told as the miners saw it." —Appalachian Journal (January 2013)