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Black coal miners in America

race, class, and community conflict, 1780-1980

by Ronald L. Lewis

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Published by University Press of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • African American coal miners -- History.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementRonald L. Lewis.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHD8039.M62 U6443 1987
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxv, 239 p., [8] p. of plates :
    Number of Pages239
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2373965M
    ISBN 100813116104
    LC Control Number87002086

      For Turner, describing the dichotomy of a town like Lynch — founded by a subsidiary of U.S. Steel in , which attracted a diverse group of coal miners from across the country — seemed.   More than coal miners frequenting three clinics in southwestern Virginia between and were found to have complicated black lung disease, an .

    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 [email protected] New Release. The River Drivers have released a new record in   "United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell" visits coal country and finds African-American residents with a unique perspective on life in and outside eastern Kentucky's mines.

    Between and , 50, U. S. miners died extracting coal. Mine explosions were commonplace and attracted the most attention. Miners lived in dread of “coal damp,” or methane gas, which could be ignited by a spark from a shovel to erupt in fast-moving flames. In a West Virginia mine in , miners lost their lives in a single. Ellen Hatfield and Vera Hankins work on a mural depicting coal miners in an underground mine. The mural is part of the “Turn This Town Around” grant that also supported the Mine Wars : Stacy Kranitz.


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Black coal miners in America by Ronald L. Lewis Download PDF EPUB FB2

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Finally, with the advent of mechanization, black laborers were displaced from the mines to such an extent that their presence in the coal fields in now nearly a thing of the past. By analyzing the ways race, class, and community shaped social relations in the coal fields, Black Coal Miners in America makes a major contribution to the understanding of regional, labor, social, and African-American : Ronald L.

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