Books & Music

Below is a list of recommended books, songs and documentaries about coal mining and/or the labor movement that are recommended by the United Mine Workers of America. If you would like your work reviewed by the United Mine Workers of America, email journal@umwa.org.

 

New Release

 

The River Drivers have released a new record in 2019. Some of the UMWA’s favorite songs include:

 

Children’s March (Mother Jones)

Union Man

Farewell Johnny Miner

 

Click here to learn more about the band and here to listen or buy a copy of this CD!

 

 

“These songs tell the stories of people who were just trying to get by and had other peoples’ for-tunes made on their backs—the stories of what they suffered through and what they did to over-come.”

 

Books

UMWA and other Labor History

Historical Fiction

The Labor Movement

Music

Documentaries