Thur. June 23, 2022 @ 7:30 p.m. — the Battle of Homestead Foundation presents a free Zoom program discussing a newly-published book, The Bootleg Coal Rebellion: Pennsylvania Miners Who Seized an Industry.
Author Mitch Troutman relates the remarkable tale of “The Bootleg Coal Rebellion” — Depression-era miners in Pennsylvania who sank their own mines on company grounds and fought police, bankers, coal companies and courts to form a union that would not only safeguard their livelihoods but also protect their collective autonomy as citizens and workers.
Mitch Troutman is a writer, educator and organizer living in Central Pennsylvania. He is a direct descendent of bootleg coal miners and belongs to the group Anthracite Unite.