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Type: Video


Series Title West Virginia: A Film History

Filmmaker Mark Samels

Company West Virginia Humanities Council

Format DVD

Transcript

Underground was another world, dark, wet and cramped.

Miners were paid by the ton, not by the hour. There was an independence rare in factory work above ground, yet many miners charged that operators cheated them by under-weighing their day’s work.

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