American Experience

The Mine Wars

Season 28 Episode 2 | 1h 52m 6s

Go inside the coal miners' bitter battle for dignity at the dawn of the 20th century with The Mine Wars. The struggle over the material that fueled America led to the largest armed insurrection since the Civil War and turned parts of West Virginia into a bloody war zone.

Aired: 01/26/16

Expires: 01/27/19

Rating: NR

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