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Civil War in West Virginia

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A history of the industrial conflict in the coal mines, published 1921. The author examines the conflict in West Virginia over unionism during the late-1800s through the early 1900s. Topics covered include descriptions of good and bad mining camps; use of script; control of deputy sheriffs by coal companies; evictions of miners from company-owned houses; the role of private detective agencies; violence, strikes, marches, and gun fights; "Yellow Dog" contracts; United Mine Workers of America and other unions; and ownership of land by "outside interests".

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