The story behind the West Virginia coal wars

A forgotten piece of American history

Stars Insider

20/06/22 | StarsInsider

LIFESTYLE History

The coal wars of West Virginia mark the largest labor uprising in American history. From 1912 to 1921, tens of thousands of coal miners organized and united against the oppressive coal mine operators that denied them the fair wages, safer working conditions, and eight-hour work days that they deserved. With the help of legendary labor organizers that today are regarded as American heroes, these valiant workers demonstrated the power that lies in unity, and have inspired fighters for workers' rights up to the present day and around the world.

Intrigued? Read on to learn more about the legendary West Virginia coal wars.

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