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Free read Ð The Devil Is Here in These Hills ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ From before the dawn of the 20th century until the arrival of the New Deal one of the most protracted and deadly labor struggles in American history was waged in West Virginia On one side were powerful corporations whose millF thousands of laborers including boys as young as ten mining life showed the bitter irony of the state motto “Mountaineers are Always Free” Attempts to unionize were met with stiff resistance Fundamental rights were bent then broken and the violence evolved from bloody skirmishes to open armed conflict as an army of miners marched to an explosive showdown Extensively researched and told in vibrant detail The Devil is Here in These Hills is the definitive book on an essential chapter in the history of American freedo. The 2016 PBS American Experience video is called Mine Wars imdbcomtitlett5292108worldcatorgtitlemine warsoclc933

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From before the dawn of the 20th century until the arrival of the New Deal one of the most protracted and deadly labor struggles in American history was waged in West Virginia On one side were powerful corporations whose millions bought armed guards and political influence On the other side were 50000 mine workers the nation’s largest labor union and the legendary “miners’ angel” Mother Jones The fight for unionization and civil rights sparked a political crisis verging on civil war that stretched from the creeks. A Must read for anyone who cares about the economic injustice of today and the future of our democracyAs a native West Virginian and co author of West Virginia USA a bicentennial book published in 1976 I have read dozens of books and countless articles about the coal wars of West Virginia and the courageous lives of the laboring class across America who fought against economic injustice during the most ruthless periods of the American Industrial RevolutionBut I have not read any account fully and captivatingly told than found in James Green's new book The Devil Is Here in These HillsIt is a story that needs to be retold today when the working classes from the middle class to the working poor face the same forces of evil in a social political and economic environment that affects not only those in the heavy industries but in all fieldsJames Green's book is a history but reads like a novel and keeps you on the edge of your seat even if you already know the general story While I probably know than most I was amazed at how much I learnedIf I had only enough room on my bookshelf or in my electronic devices for three books they would be Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States; History as a Weapon Chris Hedge's The Death of the Middle Class and James Green's The Devil Is Here in These HillsHistory teaches by example and delivers perspective on contemporary issues James Green's history does just that Here are few excerpts to prove my pointOver 100 years ago US Supreme Court Justice Louis D Brandeis known as the people's attorney was particularly concerned about the fate of the nation's wage earners; Unless they became self respecting members of the democracy they would remain in a servile condition and America would become a society increasingly divided by class interests and extremist politicsPrior to becoming the US President Woodrow Wilson also had fears about labor unrest and the conseuences of going to war As a professor he had lectured previously Once you lead the people into war they will forget there ever was such a thing as toleranceAnd he remarked privately The spirit of ruthless brutality will enter every fiber of our national life infecting Congress the courts the policeman on the beat the man in the streetGreen even surprised me with words I'd never heard from the uotable Mother Jones To a group in Washington DC she detailed the constitutional abuses she had seen in the West Virginia coalfields and saidIf such crimes against the citizens of the state of West Virginia go unreduced by the government I suggest that we take down the flag that stands for constitutional government and run up a banner saying This is the flag of the money oligarchy of AmericaJim Green's new book is a must read for anyone who cares about the economic injustice of today and the future of our democracyJerry AshFormer West Virginia State Senator 1980 87Author Hellraiser — Mother Jones An Historical Novel 2013

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The Devil Is Here in These HillsAnd hollows to the courts and the US Senate In The Devil is Here in These Hills celebrated labor historian James Green tells the story of West Virginia and coal like never beforeThe value of West Virginia’s coalfields had been known for decades and after rail arrived in the 1870s industrialists pushed fast into the wilderness digging mines and building company towns where they wielded nearly complete control over everyday life The state’s high uality coal drove American expansion and industrialization but for tens o. The coal mines of West Virginia were a brutal working place for miners Greed drove the owners to push their employees heartlessly with little regard to loss of human dignity and life Not an easy read However the author is a meticulous researcher and his presentation is impeccable