The Mine Wars

Go inside the coal miners' bitter battle for dignity at the dawn of the 20th century with The Mine Wars. The struggle over the material that fueled America led to the largest armed insurrection since the Civil War and turned parts of West Virginia into a bloody war zone. 

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Share Your Story

Do you have a miner in your family? Share your story.

  • Additional funding for this program was provided by

  • NEH