West Virginia’s mine wars

Kleiner Ausflug in die US-amerikanische Geschichte: West Virginia’s mine wars, 1920-1921.

„On this day, 19 May 1920, a shootout took place in the town of Matewan, West Virginia between striking miners and the Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency, who had arrived in town to evict miners’ families from their mountain encampment, in what would become known as the infamous ‘Battle of Matewan’. Seven Baldwin-Felts Detectives were killed as were two miners and one unarmed bystander.“

Man versteht auch die US-amerikanischen Waffengesetze besser.

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2 Kommentare zu “West Virginia’s mine wars”

  1. postgeschichtler am Mai 22nd, 2018 12:25 pm

    Dazu ein passender Filmtip:

    Matewan (1987), Regie: John Sayles

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093509/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

  2. Martin Däniken am Mai 22nd, 2018 3:35 pm

    Ach waren das noch Zeiten wo man es an Subtilitationitäten fehlen liess im

    KLASSENKAMPF!

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