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  • Independent Lens

Independent Lens | BUTTE AMERICA | Film Clip #3 | PBS

Duration: 05:16
Program: Independent Lens #1102

"Every night I prayed that I'd get killed instead of gettin' crippled." You see the world differently when you work underground. That made Butte, Montana different right from the start as immigrants came from around the world to work the mines. But what they blasted out of the 10000 miles of tunnels was more than just copper. It was the rise of unions and multinational corporations, and the seeds of the current debate over the environment.

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Post Date: October 18, 2009