The Herrin Massacre of 1922

This book tells the cruel truth behind the story that the coal industry tried to suppress and that Herrin wants to forget.

Author: Greg Bailey

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476681719

Category: History

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In 1922, a coal miner strike spread across the United States, swallowing the heavily-unionized mining town of Herrin, Illinois. When the owner of the town's local mine hired non-union workers to break the strike, violent conflict broke out between the strikebreakers and unionized miners, who were all heavily armed. When strikebreakers surrendered and were promised safe passage home, the unionized miners began executing them before large, cheering crowds. This book tells the cruel truth behind the story that the coal industry tried to suppress and that Herrin wants to forget. A thorough account of the massacre and its aftermath, this book sets a heartland tragedy against the rise and decline of the coal industry.

The Herrin Massacre of 1922

The community that could not do justice to the victims of the Herrin Massacre made a living dispensing it to others. l l l As part of the settlement of the 1922 strike, President Harding agreed to appoint a Coal Commission to study the ...

Author: Greg Bailey

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476642215

Category: History

Page: 178

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In 1922, a coal miner strike spread across the United States, swallowing the heavily-unionized mining town of Herrin, Illinois. When the owner of the town's local mine hired non-union workers to break the strike, violent conflict broke out between the strikebreakers and unionized miners, who were all heavily armed. When strikebreakers surrendered and were promised safe passage home, the unionized miners began executing them before large, cheering crowds. This book tells the cruel truth behind the story that the coal industry tried to suppress and that Herrin wants to forget. A thorough account of the massacre and its aftermath, this book sets a heartland tragedy against the rise and decline of the coal industry.

A Caterwaul from Egypt

During a national strike of the United Mine Workers of America, an exchange of gunfire, at a mining area in Herrin, Illinois, by armed guards and union miners, three miners and 20 non-miners were killed, including the superintendent and 19 ...

Author: Woodrow W. Everett

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89058503525

Category: Herrin Massacre, Ill., 1922

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During a national strike of the United Mine Workers of America, an exchange of gunfire, at a mining area in Herrin, Illinois, by armed guards and union miners, three miners and 20 non-miners were killed, including the superintendent and 19 strikebreakers.

The 1922 Herrin Massacre

1922_ ( THURSDAY ) • The first group of new men arrived at the strip mine site . ... of Illinois House of Representatives Committee on Investigation of Herrin Massacre ( hereafter referred to as House Committee : - See Appendix I ) . 8.

Author: Woodrow Wilson Everett

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924002217200

Category: Herrin Massacre, Ill., 1922

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Herrin Massacre

My comment mistaken for sarcasm, scarcely did I know I would become involved in one of the greatest challenges of my life; to locate the victims of the 1922 Herrin Massacre... Given a brief synopsis of the research, I knew immediately ...

Author: Scott Doody

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781312744455

Category: History

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Twenty three men killed in Williamson County and the streets of Herrin, Illinois over a two day killing spree on June 21st and 22nd, 1922. The largest mass murder of non-union labor in the history of America. The event would become known around the world as The Herrin Massacre. Read about the toughest (deadliest) little city in America and the modern day hunt for the massacre victim's lost graves in the potter's field of the Herrin city cemetery. Written by Scott Doody, this four year adventure uncovers the ugly secret of what happens when a town buries their past so deep, it changes their future.

Victims of the Herrin Massacre

Twenty-three men were killed in Williamson County and the streets of Herrin, Illinois over a two day killing spree on June 21st and 22nd, 1922.

Author: John Foster

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1511736984

Category:

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On June 22, 1922, one of the deadliest days in the history of labor in the U.S. occurred near and in the town of Herrin, Williamson County, Illinois. On that day, men who had been imported into the county to work at a strip mine during a nationwide coal strike by members of the United Mine Workers of America, were taken prisoner and unarmed, marched for several miles on a warm June morning under the belief that they would be sent out of the area by train. Along the way it became clear to most of them that a different fate awaited them after a more radical faction of striking miners and their supporters took command of the prisoners. Men, who were normally hard working family men, became cold blooded, heartless and relentless killers. Before that Thursday was over, eighteen men would be dead and lying in a makeshift morgue in Herrin. Numerous wounded would find themselves in the Herrin Hospital or making their way back to Chicago. One of those in the hospital would die within days and another two within a few months. The incident would be dubbed "The Herrin Massacre" and be remembered as such for all time. On Sunday, June 25th, 1922, sixteen of the dead were buried in an out of the way spot at the Herrin City Cemetery referred to as the potter's field. Time, as it is wont to do, eventually erased all evidence of the graves as life returned to normal in Herrin and Williamson County. Recent events in the Herrin City Cemetery have resulted in the discovery of the location of these long lost and forgotten graves. For the first time in more than 90 years, the men who came to Herrin in June of 1922 will be revealed. Includes fourteen pages of photos, some seen for the first time, and also for the first time, an accurate, to scale map of the death march and massacre areas, produced by Professor Steven Di Naso of Eastern Illinois University.

Tales and Trails of Illinois

Wrought in Madness " The 1922 Herrin Massacre On the morning of June 22 , 1922 , an enraged mob of union miners wreaked vengeance on a motley collection of scabs and company guards near the southern Illinois town of Herrin .

Author: Stu Fliege

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252070852

Category: History

Page: 236

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Tells the stories of fifty-two significant events in the history of Illinois.

Commonsense Anticommunism

Paul M. Angle wrote the definitive account of the Herrin Massacre in Bloody Williamson: A Chapter in American Lawlessness. 43. “Investigation of Rioting at Strip Mine,” Iune 27, 1922, Herrin Massacre file, Federal Bureau of ...

Author: Jennifer Luff

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807835418

Category: History

Page: 288

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Between the Great War and Pearl Harbor, conservative labor leaders declared themselves America's "first line of defense" against Communism. In this surprising account, Jennifer Luff shows how the American Federation of Labor fanned popular anticommunism b

1922

... Metaphor, Memory: Chauri Chaura 1922-1992, Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995 Angle, Paul M, Bloody Williamson: A Chapter in American Lawlessness, New York: Alfred Knopf, 1952 Bailey, Greg, The Herrin Massacre of 1922: ...

Author: Nick Rennison

Publisher: Oldcastle Books Ltd

ISBN: 9780857304681

Category: History

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1922 was a year of great turbulence and upheaval. Its events reverberated throughout the rest of the twentieth century and still affect us today, 100 years later. Empires fell. The Ottoman Empire collapsed after more than six centuries. The British Empire had reached its greatest extent but its heyday was over. The Irish Free State was declared and demands for independence in India grew. New nations and new politics came into existence. The Soviet Union was officially created and Mussolini's Italy became the first Fascist state. In the USA, Prohibition was at its height. The Hollywood film industry, although rocked by a series of scandals, continued to grow. A new mass medium - radio - was making its presence felt and, in Britain, the BBC was founded. In literature it was the year of peak modernism. Both T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land and James Joyce's Ulysses were first published in full. In society, already changed by the trauma of war and pandemic, the morals of the past seemed increasingly outmoded; new ways of behaving were making their appearance. The Roaring Twenties had begun to roar and the Jazz Age had arrived. 1922 also saw the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb, the arrest of Mahatma Gandhi, the death of Marcel Proust, the election of a new pope, the release of the first major vampire movie, and the brief imprisonment in Munich of an obscure right-wing demagogue named Adolf Hitler. In a sequence of vividly written sketches, Nick Rennison conjures up all the drama and diversity of an extraordinary year.

Bloody Williamson

MASSACRE June 22, 1922. The Herrin Massacre. 2. APPROACH TO MASSACRE September 1921. The Southern Illinois Coal Company opens a strip mine in Williamson County, Illinois. November 1921. The company ships its first coal. April 1, 1922.

Author: Paul M. Angle

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 9780804152778

Category: True Crime

Page: 300

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This is a horror story of native American violence. It carries a grim lesson for the whole country. Political doctrines have played no part in the violence and murder that have brought much ill fame to one corner of Illinois. On the map, Williamson is just another county. But in history it is a place in which a strange disease has raged for more than eighty years—a disease marked by a pathological tendency to settle differences by force. Fascinated by this, Paul M. Angle, the well-known historian, set out to discover what really had happened. Through enormous research he has been able to reconstruct the whole story in all its horrible, scarifying detail. Using the best techniques of reportage, without editorializing, without subjective coloration, he has produced a narrative beyond imagination. It begins with the "Bloody Vendetta," a feud that rampaged in the 1870s. It deals with labor's success in organizing coal mines in southern Illinois, an affair that twice blew up in violence. It covers the Herrin Massacre of 1922—perhaps the most shocking episode in the history of organized labor in this country—and the subsequent trials. The Ku Klux Klan provides material for four chapters that come to a climax in a fatal duel between the Klan and its opponents. And it ends with the story of the gang war between Charlie Birger and the Shelton brothers. It is a tale to shake the most phlegmatic reader.

The Herrin Conspiracy

A narrative of the event of Herrin Massacre took place in June 1922 in Herrin, Illinois.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:795572533

Category: Coal miners

Page: 37

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A narrative of the event of Herrin Massacre took place in June 1922 in Herrin, Illinois.

Herrin

Incorporating the most recent scholarship, interviews, and classic histories and narratives, this brief and entertaining history is illustrated with more than seventy-five archival photos that help tell this important American story.

Author: John Griswold

Publisher: History Press (SC)

ISBN: 1596297972

Category: History

Page: 158

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Herrin, Illinois, has seen many dramatic events unfold in the nearly two hundred years since it was a bell-shaped prairie on the frontier. Now, Herrin native John Griswold, a writer and teacher at the University of Illinois, provides the first comprehensive history of this most American city, a place that in its time became not just a melting pot, but a cauldron. Discover why the coal was so good in the "Quality Circle" and what happened to the boom that followed its discovery. Explore the roots of the vicious Herrin Massacre of 1922 and learn why the entire nation has focused its gaze on this small Midwestern city so many times. Incorporating the most recent scholarship, interviews, and classic histories and narratives, this brief and entertaining history is illustrated with more than seventy-five archival photos that help tell this important American story.

Surviving Mass Victim Attacks

Campus,” MSNBC.com and NBC News, updated April 17, 2007. http://www.nbcnews.com/id/18134671/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts/t/worst -us-shooting-ever-kills-va-campus/.WdJT4a1e63A 7. Frederic D. Schwarz, “1922: The Herrin Massacre,” ...

Author: Gary M. Jackson, Ph.D

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538110881

Category: Law

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Surviving Mass Victim Attacks serves as a guide to anyone who wishes to be more knowledgeable and better prepared if caught in an attack. Gary Jackson focuses on extracted principles of survival, rather than simply describing past events, to help and provide a useful guide on how to survive in future attacks.

Sense Of Place

... which occur in the lower Eastern Shore; the Almo “Massacre” on the Utah-Idaho border; the Ku Klux Klan terrorism, the feuds of the Birger and Shelton gangs, and the 1922 Herrin Massacre in the Egypt region of southern Illinois.

Author: Barbara Allen

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813185095

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Despite the homogenization of American life, areas of strong regional consciousness still persist in the United States, and there is a growing interest in regionalism among the public and among academics. In response to that interest ten folklorists here describe and interpret a variety of American regional cultures in the twentieth century. Their book is the first to deal specifically with regional culture and the first to employ the perspective of folklore in the study of regional identity and consciousness. The authors range widely over the United States, from the Eastern Shore to the Pacific Northwest, from the Southern Mountains to the Great Plains. They look at a variety of cultural expressions and practices -- legends, anecdotes, songs, foodways, architecture, and crafts. Tying their work together is a common consideration of how regional culture shapes and is shaped by the consciousness of living in a special place. In exploring this dimension of regional culture the authors consider the influence of natural environment and historical experience on the development of regional culture, the role of ethnicity in regional consciousness, the tensions between insiders and outsiders that stem from a sense of regional identity, and the changes in culture in response to social and economic change. With its focus on cultural manifestations and its folkloristic perspective this book provides a fresh and needed contribution to regional studies. Writ¬ten in a clear, readable style, it will appeal to general readers interested in American regions and their cultures. At the same time the research and analytical approach make it useful not only to folklorists but to cultural geographers, anthropologists, and other scholars of regional studies.

Love s Next Meeting

... cafeterias, and inebriated women and men—Cadmus departed from his urban antecedents when he selected from Life's list of historical events the Herrin Massacre, a horrifying labor dispute from 1922 (figure 13).46 Labor violence was a ...

Author: Aaron Lecklider

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520381438

Category: History

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How queerness and radical politics intersected—earlier than you thought. Well before Stonewall, a broad cross section of sexual dissidents took advantage of their space on the margins of American society to throw themselves into leftist campaigns. Sensitive already to sexual marginalization, they also saw how class inequality was exacerbated by the Great Depression, witnessing the terrible bread lines and bread riots of the era. They participated in radical labor organizing, sympathized like many with the early prewar Soviet Union, contributed to the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War, opposed US police and state harassment, fought racial discrimination, and aligned themselves with the dispossessed. Whether they were themselves straight, gay, or otherwise queer, they brought sexual dissidence and radicalism into conversation at the height of the Left's influence on American culture. Combining rich archival research with inventive analysis of art and literature, Love’s Next Meeting explores the relationship between homosexuality and the Left in American culture between 1920 and 1960. Aaron S. Lecklider uncovers a lively cast of individuals and dynamic expressive works, revealing remarkably progressive engagement with homosexuality among radicals, workers, and the poor. Leftists connected sexual dissidence with radical gender politics, antiracism, and challenges to censorship and obscenity laws through the 1920s and 1930s. In the process, a wide array of activists, organizers, artists, and writers laid the foundation for a radical movement through which homosexual lives and experiences were given shape and new political identities were forged. Love's Next Meeting cuts to the heart of some of the biggest questions in American history: questions about socialism, about sexuality, about the supposed clash still making headlines today between leftist politics and identity politics. What emerges is a dramatic, sexually vibrant story of the shared struggles for liberation across the twentieth century.