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History professor featured in PBS documentary

January 26, 2016

Rosemary FeurerNorthern Illinois University professor Rosemary Feurer, an expert on U.S. labor history, is among the scholars featured in a two-hour PBS documentary that aired Tuesday on WTTW Channel 11.

The American Experience film, titled “The Mine Wars,” takes viewers into the coal miners’ bitter battle for dignity at the dawn of the 20th century. The struggle over the material that fueled America led to the largest armed insurrection since the Civil War and turned parts of West Virginia into a bloody war zone.

Feurer’s research interests focus on labor issues and conflict within the context of U.S. capitalist development.

She manages the largest website on labor history in the United States and another site on Mother Jones.