American Experience: The Mine Wars

by Andrea Morris
Tuesday, Jan 26, 2016



Image credit: Courtesy of Library of Congress

The WGBH-produced American Experience presents The Mine Wars.

At the dawn of the 20th century, coal was the fuel that powered the nation. Yet few Americans thought much about the men who blasted the black rock from underground and hauled it to the surface. The Mine Wars tells the overlooked story of the miners in the mountains of southern West Virginia—native mountaineers, African American migrants, and European immigrants—who came together in a protracted struggle for their rights.

Watch it tonight at 9pm on WGBH 2. More airings

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