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ISBN:059530155X
Author: R. Sukle
ISBN13: 978-0595301553
Title: Bucket of Blood, The Ragman's War
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Language: English
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Publisher: iUniverse, Inc. (December 18, 2003)
Pages: 268

Bucket of Blood, The Ragman's War by R. Sukle



Start by marking Bucket of Blood, the Ragman's War as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. I once met Sukle and interviewed her, and she is a delightful person with a passion for her subject.

Bucket of Blood, The Ragman's War. . Sukle iUniverse Paperback 268 pages December 2003. Sukle has brought to light a subject that is as important to the history of the United States and its development as any other chapter of our history where our wealth was created on the backs of laborers. The coal mines of western Pennsylvania were no different and certainly no better than the coal mines of West Virginia and Virginia. The Ragman was a coal miner whose tale weaves her book together. From being an immigrant worker who came over and later sent for his bride on the promise of work in the coal mines to a striker who watched his wife wither as he took up the job of a junk collector to survive during the strike, he has a keen sense of emotion and preservation during these times.

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Bucket of Blood" is what a coal town was called when bloodshed occurred to establish a worker's union. During the 1927-1928 strike in the western Pennsylvania coalfields, Russellton became known as such a place. In an effort to break the strike, special Coal and Iron Police were brought into the area to evict the mine families from their company houses.

Miner Injustice the Ragman’s War by R. S. Sukle is the story of that survival. The Price of Social Security-Blood, Death, and Tears. It is brittle, faded, and dark from age. Once laminated for preservation, after years of wallet wear, the plastic is brittle and flaked away. It was a time of brutal beatings, rape, and murder.

R. Sukle is the daughter of a coal miner, union organizer, and early civil rights activist. I would recommend this book to others to read.

Description this book "Bucket of Blood" is what a coal town was called when deaths occurred to establish a worker s union. The miner had only one weapon, the strike. Bucket of Blood: The Ragman s War" chronicles the depravation and indignities suffered by the families in the Russellton camps during the strike. Suckle explores the glimmers of hope appearing through relief efforts by the sons of a local farmer who become union activists. Ragman, a mine mechanic, walks out with the other men. Against his intentions, he is drawn into the struggle by his brothers, and the abuse that is heaped on his family by the Coal and Iron Police.

Blood on the Constitution follows Teddy Albert Gall through the horrific world of brutality, rape, exploitation, and murder that characterised this era for so many whose voices were lost to history. Albert, as he is called,, ex-marine and talented prize fighter, is drawn into the deadly world of the trade union movement; unions, big business, mafia, and the ranks of the oppressed and the oppressors all struggle for supremacy pursued .

"Bucket of Blood" is what a coal town was called when bloodshed occurred to establish a worker's union. During the 1927-1928 strike in the western Pennsylvania coalfields, Russellton became known as such a place. In an effort to break the strike, special Coal and Iron Police were brought into the area to evict the mine families from their company houses. These men imposed unconstitutional restrictions to harass the people and keep out relief workers and organizers. It was a time of brutal beatings, rape, and murder.

Without union representation, the workers were constantly exploited. Because the company used many weapons to keep them enslaved, the miners' families were forced to live in abject poverty. The miner had only one weapon, the strike.

Bucket of Blood: The Ragman's War chronicles the depravation and indignities suffered by the families in the Russellton camps during the strike. Author R.S. Sukle explores the glimmers of hope appearing through relief efforts by the sons of a local farmer who become union activists.

Ragman, a mine mechanic, walks out with the other men. Against his intentions, he is drawn into the struggle by his brothers, and the abuse that is heaped on his family by the Coal and Iron Police.

The killing of a state Coal and Iron Policeman in Russellton is a local legend. The killer was never identified. This story has been passed down in certain families, each with their own version. Each claims the killer as a relative. Bucket of Blood is one of those stories.

Reviews: 7
Awene
I originally bought the book out of cusiosity since I am from the Russellton area and was curious about the history of the local coal mines that were part of our community. I remember well the sulfuric "boney dumps", the orange pollution in Deer Creek, the company store and housing (still standing and in use), and other reminders of the area history. I was delighted to find a captivating story as part of this historical fiction that was interesting in its own right, notwithstanding the connection I have to Russellton and coal mining. I have to thank the author and all others involved in documenting the conditions that the coal mining families lived through with great perseverance and this book helped me better appreciate the sacrifices made by all of the coal mining families and their fight for unionization.
Ynonno
Not an easy read, but well researched and true to facts. Actual news accounts, interspersed with true to life fiction, make this a valuable book for anyone interested in the war between union coalminers and greedy owners.
Gna
I enjoyed this book because the events not only actually occurred but occurred not far from the town in which I was raised. I have friends who had relations who were miners at the time of this writing and at Russelton, Pa. This added greatly to my interest in this book.
Vozilkree
Great book nice to hear history of Russellton
OCARO
Like new condition. A must read for any local citizen! Much history in this book that although from the area, you may never have even thought about.
Netlandinhabitant
Good Read
Ceck
This is about my home town in PA.
I was born just after this time, but my parents told me the same stories as depicted in the book. My early childhood days were not that bad, bud it was rough being a child of a coal miner.
5 stars I only got to give one star and it jumped ahead