From a celebrated labor historian, the definitive chronicle of the fight for freedom by West Virginia coal miners, an important chapter in American history
The story James Green has to tell is among the best and largely forgotten American stories. Its about property rights versus human rights, about hard men and women and about violent conflict. Its a tale about a working-class insurgency thats as piney as an Appalachian ballad.
–New York Times
The book also served as the basis for the film, “The Mine Wars,” broadcast on the PBS “American Experience” series on January 26. Four million viewers tuned in.