Matewan Before the Massacre

Matewan Before the Massacre On May 19, 1920, Gunshots Rang Through The Streets Of Matewan, West Virginia, In An Event Soon Known As The Matewan Massacre Most Historians Of West Virginia And Appalachia See This Event As The Beginning Of A Long Series Of Tribulations Known As The Second Mine Wars But Was It Instead The Culmination Of An Even Longer Series Of Proceedings That Unfolded In Mingo County, Dating Back At Least To The Civil War Matewan Before The Massacre Provides The First Comprehensive History Of The Area, Beginning In The Late Eighteenth Century Continuing Up To The Massacre It Covers The Relevant Economic History, Including The Development Of The Coal Mine Industry And The Struggles Over Land Ownership Labor History, Including Early Efforts Of Unionization Transportation History, Including The Role Of The NW Railroad Political History, Including The Role Of Political Factions In The County S Two Major Communities Matewan And Williamson And The Impact Of The State S Governors And Legislatures On Mingo County. Becky Bailey takes a fresh look at an event that has been told the same way for a long time She takes the time to look at the personalities and existing conditions present in Mingo County before the mine wars, and then she manages to intertwine them with the industrial history so many of us have read This book is recommended to anyone who is interested in the history of southern West Virginia, American labor history, or oral history used in academic historiography Bai

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  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • Matewan Before the Massacre
  • Rebecca J. Bailey
  • English
  • 08 February 2017
  • 1933202289