The Great Anthracite Coal Miners' Strike
Mitchell, John

Pennsylvania: L.G. Stahl, 1903. (10) pages; with a foreword by Mitchell about the end of the six-month anthracite mine workers' strike; well-illustrated in black and white throughout, with portraits of John Mitchell, the President of the United Mine Workers of America, various officers of the organization, Mother Jones, Mitchell's legal counsels - Henry D. Lloyd and Clarence S. Darrow; military personnel involved with the strike, mine and railway owners and chairmen, mine police (faces touched up) miners, miner's children dredging coal out the Lackawanna River, mules being let out of the mine for first time in 2 years; military camps, stockades around colliery in Stanton, Samuel Gompers and a map of the counties in Pennsylvania affected by the strike actions; with a history and a chronology of the strike proceedings; finishing with a list of consolidated points about the commission, pointing out some of the perceived benefits, and the back page with Mitchell's declarations of confidence in the victory of the agreements made between the workers and the owners; large format 16 1/4" x 11 3/4" size; printed on slightly glossy paper stock; some edgewear and chipping; the front cover is printed with an advertisement for the revised edition of the 1903 version of the Twentieth Century Atlas, also by the same publisher listed on the reverse as with this Mitchell piece - L.G. Stahl and may merely have been a 'made-up' cover for this item, prior to binding otherwise; cover edges very chipped and detached from the rest of the piece; both of which appear to have been removed from a larger group; overall, in good condition and interesting coal mining labor history. Good Paperback (Item ID: 20978)

$125.00

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