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Storming Heaven by Denise Giardina
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Oct 18, 09

bookshelves: classy-fiction, socialism, labor
Read in October, 2009

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.
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