Educator Resources For WV Studies

“Series: West Virginia Mine Wars” – National Park Service

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“The West Virginia Mine Wars were a series of blood-soaked labor struggles in the early 1900s that saw the coal miners of West Virginia fight for their right to unionize. The Mine Wars ended after the treason trials at the Jefferson County Courthouse. The National Capital Area’s National Historic Landmarks program created this article series in partnership with the Organization of American Historians as part of a National Historic Landmark study on the Jefferson County Courthouse.”

Explore National Park Service’s “Series: West Virginia Mine Wars” Website – includes 11 chapters:

  1. Introduction to the WV Mine Wars;
  2. Paint Creek and Cabin Creek Strikes;
  3. Mother Jones;
  4. Matewan Massacre;
  5. Major Labor Leaders of the WV Mine Wars;
  6. McDowell County Courthouse;
  7. The March on Logan County;
  8. Sheriff Don Chapin;
  9. The Battle of Blair Mountain;
  10. Jefferson County Courthouse Treason Trials;
  11. Resources on the WV Mine Wars

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