Herrin Massacre. What leading newspapers of the country have to say, circa 1922 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
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Scope and Contents: The Herrin Massacre. What the Leading Newspapers of the Country have to say on the wholesale murders in the Southern Illinois Coal Strike. By John Price Jones . Introductory statement by the editor, followed by 7 pages of newspaper extracts regarding the Herrin, Illinois mine massacre of 1922, when, following the murder of three union coal miners, a group of union miners retaliated, attaching and killing 19 strikebreakers. This is a mostly pro-company publication.