The Harlan County Coal Wars 1931-1939

The Harlan County Wars took on its own epic spin on the ongoing fight between labor disputes and the coal operators and owners lasting almost ten years.

The Battle of Blair Mountain: War in the West Virginia Mountains

Written by Joanna Adams Sergent The Reaction to the Assassinations Miners were outraged by the assassinations of Hatfield and Chambers. They understood that the assassins would not face punishment for the crimes. The miners then organized and armed themselves across the state of West Virginia. One source states that the Little Coal River was the […]