The Siege of Blair Mountain

A gripping account of the 1920s conflict between mine workers ...


David E. Kyvig

David E. Kyvig was a distinguished research professor emeritus at Northern Illinois University and winner of the Bancroft Prize for his book Explicit and Authentic Acts, about the amending of the Constitution. He is the author of The Age of Impeachment, Repealing National Prohibition, Nearby History: Exploring the Past Around You (with Myron Marty), and Daily Life in the United States, 1920–1940, from which this piece is drawn.