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

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

Page: 105

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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.

Herrin Massacre

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.

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

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Page: 142

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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.

The Herrin Conspiracy

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

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ISBN: OCLC:795572533

Category: Coal miners

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