E07: The West Virginia mine wars, 1902-1922


This is a short overview of the mine wars: https://libcom.org/history/west-virginias-mine-wars-1920-1921
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FOOTNOTES

– Mother Jones – you can read her autobiography here: https://libcom.org/library/autobiography-mother-jones
– Matewan (1987 film) – you can purchase it here: https://amzn.to/2JrLxIG
– The battle of Blair mountain: this is a photo gallery of the conflict – https://libcom.org/gallery/battle-blair-mountain-1921-photo-gallery
– West Virginia teachers strikes – this is a short overview of what happened: https://libcom.org/library/no-promises-insurgent-teachers-strike-west-virginia

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Music used in the episode under Fair Use includes:
– Solidarity forever – Pete Seeger – buy it online here: https://amzn.to/2x63dYE
– Music from the film Matewan, buy the soundtrack here: https://amzn.to/2Jz3XHp
Edited by Tyler Hill of the Gods & Ghosts podcast: https://tylerkenthill.podbean.com/