Moving book about labor struggles in the West Virginia coal mines. A reminder of exactly how brutal the history of oppression of working people in the US is. Mine owners and the federal government did not mind killing as many workers and/or organizers as necessary to ensure that the economic balance of power remains with exploiters rather than workers.
Mountain accents aside, a pretty easy read. Though ideologically appealing to me, not a lot of interior life to many of the characters. I think the ideal audience for this book is probably young adults.