The Mine Wars, Chapter 1
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When labor organizer Mother Jones arrived in a West Virginia coal town in 1901, residents were skeptical and mine guards were hostile. The United Mine Workers of America had successfully organized other mining operations in the U.S., but West Virginia remained tightly controlled by the coal company operators. "The Mine Wars" premieres January 26 at 9/8c on PBS American Experience.