PBS's Red Metal: The Copper Country Strike of 1913 commemorates Michigan's bitter labor past

Watson, Debra
Date Written:  2014-01-08
Publisher:  World Socialist Web Site
Year Published:  2014
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX15663

One hundred years ago, a major strike by copper miners was continuing in the Keweenaw Peninsula, which protrudes into Lake Superior in northern Michigan. In the middle of the months-long battle against intransigent mine owners, at least 73 people, mostly children, were killed in a horrific incident at a celebration on Christmas Eve in 1913.

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