Coal Miners and Moon Shiners

Coal Miners and Moon Shiners

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Based on the life of West Virginia coal miner and moonshiner Edward Peter Burdiss, this volume transports readers to the early years of the coal mining industry, including the history of coal mining, children coal miners, mine wars, and life in the coal camps of the early 1900s. Edward Burdiss went to work in the coal mines of West Virginia at the age of eleven to help support his family. He became a moonshiner during prohibition for the same reason, and was considered the greatest rumrunner in the history of Raleigh County, WV. His story personifies the spirit and the struggle of coalminers and moonshiners.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 127 x 203.2 x 9.4mm | 235.87g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508408890
  • 9781508408895

About Nancy Richmond

Nancy Richmond is an award winning author, historian and genealogist. She specializes in stories on Appalachian history and culture.show more