Coal and Unionism: A History of the American Coal Miners' Unions

Coal and Unionism: A History of the American Coal Miners' Unions

Coal and Unionism: A History of the American Coal Miners' Unions

Coal and Unionism: A History of the American Coal Miners' Unions

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We have herein attempted to set forth something of the accomplishments and defeats of miners' organizations from the very beginning to the present day, and more particularly of the United Mine Workers of America from its birth in Columbus, Ohio, in 1890, to its golden anniversary at Columbus in 1940.

Naturally space does not permit the recording of all the events which have taken place in this fifty-year period; nor do we list every man who made his contribution, however large or small, towards the building of this union through the years.

What we have tried to do is touch on the highlights of this period, and tell of the major milestones which dot the path of this union through a half-century of vigorous American history.

If we have in any measure been successful, it has been because the sacrifices and contributions of its pioneers have been indelibly recorded in available records and in the minds of those living members who, as boys, paraded through the mire of company towns behind those pioneers.

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