Surrendering miners turning in their guns to the US Army after the Battle of Blair Mountain, WV - 1921

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Battle of Blair Mountain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Battle of Blair Mountain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Battle of Blair Mountain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Coal miners display bombs dropped by the govt of United States on its own citizens during the Battle of Blair Mountain, the largest armed uprising in the US after the Civil War.  "For five days in 1921, in Logan County, West Virginia, between 10,000 and 15,000 coal miners confronted an army of 30,000 police and strikebreakers backed by coal operators... The battle ended after approximately one million rounds were fired, and the United States Army intervened by presidential order."

Coal miners display bombs dropped by the govt of United States on its own citizens during the Battle of Blair Mountain, the largest armed uprising in the US after the Civil War.

Ever heard of the Battle of Blair Mountain? Federal troops were called against 13,000 miners. | Upworthy | April 29, 2015 | "The WVA mine wars are critical to understanding the history of the labor movement in the US. The Battle of Blair Mtn was & still is the most violent labor confrontation in history, in which union-spting coal miners fought agnst local govt & a coal cmpy-funded militia, eventually involving the US Army." Click to read & share the full article.

Ever heard of the Battle of Blair Mountain? Federal troops were called against 13,000 miners.

Ever heard of the Battle of Blair Mountain? Federal troops were called against miners.

Battle of Blair Mountain, 1921 -- During a five day stand off in West Virginia, coal miners asserted their right to unionize.  Standing against their bosses, the police and federal troops, the workers staged the largest armed rebellion since the Civil War.  The miners were overcome by the Army and failed to unionize.  Workers in the US would not secure the rights the coal miners sought until the 1930s.

Battle of Blair Mountain, 1921 -- During a five day stand off in West Virginia…

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The largest armed uprising in US labor history. In coal miners from Appalachia fought f.

Two members of the miners Redneck Army after the Battle of Blair Mountain the largest labor uprising in US history (1921) http://ift.tt/2zuaocF

Two members of the miners Redneck Army after the Battle of Blair Mountain the largest labor uprising in US history (1921) http://ift.tt/2zuaocF

September 4 marks the end of fighting at the Battle of Blair Mountain, which was the largest example of class war in U.S. history. It was fought over the course of five days in 1921 by 10,000 coalminers. The coalminers were rebelling against inhumane conditions in the West Virginia coalfields. The region led the nation in mine fatalities and the coal companies controlled almost every aspect of mining families’ lives.

Coal, Class, and Color: Blacks in Southern West Virginia, (Blacks in the New World):

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