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Resources on the West Virginia Mine Wars

Bond, John W. Matewan Historic District National Historic Landmark Nomination Form. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Interior, National Park Service, 1996.

Chafin House National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Interior, National Park Service, 1994.

Corbin, David Alan. Life, Work, and Rebellion in the Coal Fields: The Southern West Virginia Miners 1880–1922. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1981.

Green, James. The Devil is Here in These Hills: West Virginia’s Coal Miners and Their Battle for Freedom. New York: Grove Press, 2015.

Savage, Lon. Thunder in the Mountains: The West Virginia Mine War, 1920–21. University of Pittsburgh Press, 1990.

Shogan, Robert. The Battle of Blair Mountain: The Story of America's Largest Labor Uprising. New York: Basic Books, 2006.

Trotter, Joe William. Coal, Class, and Color: Blacks in Southern West Virginia 1915–32. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1990.

Related Pages

National Coal Heritage Area/ Coal Heritage Trail

West Virginia Mine Wars Museum (wvminewars.org)

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