The Mine Wars

About the Show

At the dawn of the 20th century, coal was the fuel that powered America. Yet few Americans outside of coal country thought much about the price paid by the men who blasted the black rock from underground mines and hauled it to the surface. This documentary recalls the biggest civil insurrection in United States history, when the 'Mine Wars' provided a dramatic stage for the struggle to deliver coal from the deep, dark mineshafts to the surface.