E07: The West Virginia mine wars, 1902-1922

Striking West Virginia miner, 1921

Podcast episode on the West Virginia mine wars 1902-1922. We speak with Catherine Moore and others from the West Virginia Mine Wars Museum, as well as some striking West Virginia teachers about the conflicts, and how they are remembered today.


This is a short overview of the mine wars: https://libcom.org/history/west-virginias-mine-wars-1920-1921
Support WCH on patreon here: https://patreon.com/workingclasshistory
Find out more about the museum here: https://www.wvminewars.com/
We have some video and photographs from the re-enactment and museum in our Instagram story highlights. Follow us and find them here: https://instagram.com/workingclasshistory

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/