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Bucket of Blood, the Ragman's War

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"Bucket of Blood" is what a coal town was called when deaths occurred to establish a worker's union. During the 1927-1928 strike in the western Pennsylvania coalfields, Russellton became known as such a place. In an effort to break the strike, special Coal and Iron police were brought into the area to evict the mine families from their company houses. These men imposed ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published December 18th 2003 by iUniverse
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Debbie
Jan 10, 2008 Debbie rated it really liked it
Great book. The author of this book actually interviewed my grandfather. It is about the hard life and times of the coal miners during the strike.
Julie Mickens
Jun 16, 2016 Julie Mickens rated it really liked it
This work of historical fiction concerns the coal wars of the 1900s-30s, and is set, specifically, in Western Pennsylvania. The coal wars were labor struggles in USA mining regions that were sometimes as heated, dangerous and ungoverned as guerrilla vs. paramilitary skirmishes in so-called third world countries today. (Remember, before the National Labor Relations Act of 1935, labor unions had no formal right to exist, let alone government protection.) In my opinion, this is one of the most ...more
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Interesting Facts but the author tried too hard to weave a story rather than tell a story
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