American Experience: The Mine Wars

American Experience: The Mine Wars

Available on iTunes, Prime Video
At the beginning of the 20th century, coal was the engine of American industrial progress. Nearly three quarters of a million men across the country spent ten or twelve hours a day underground in coal mines. The Mine Wars brings to life the struggle that turned the coalfields of southern West Virginia into a blood-soaked war zone where basic constitutional rights and freedoms were violently contested.
Starring Michael Murphy
Director Randall MacLowry