Steven Stoll and Paul Salstrom are historians. Stoll wrote Ramp Hollow: The Ordeal of Appalachia (2017). Salstrom’s book Appalachia’s Alternative to Mainstream America is coming out in November 2021 from The University of Tennessee Press.
100 Years Ago, Miners Carried Out the Largest Armed Labor Uprising in U.S. History
During the 1921 Battle of Blair Mountain, West Virginia workers fought for their rights in a bloody campaign to unionize the coal mines.