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BLACK COAL MINERS IN AMERICA: Race, Class, and Community Conflict, 1780-1980

By: Lewis, Ronald L.

Price: $29.95

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky: 1987

Seller ID: 116104


Reviews“A virtual cornucopia of riches. . . . A model of comparative history.”—Journal of Southern History “Challenging, well-written. . . . Provides much valuable evidence on the black experience in a major industry.”—Journal of Economic History View more info

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Coal: A Human History

By: Barbara Freese

Price: $4.96

Publisher: Penguin Books: Reprint edition (January 1, 2004)

Seller ID: 000981


In this remarkable book, Barbara Freese takes us on a rich historical journey that begins hundreds of millions of years ago and spans the globe. Prized as "the best stone in Britain" by Roman invaders who carved jewelry out of it, coal has transformed societies, expanded frontiers, and sparked social movements, and still powers our electric grid. Yet coal's world-changing power has come at a tremendous price, including centuries of blackening our skies and lungs--and ... View more info

Anthracite Coal Art of Charles Edgar Patience

By: Juanita Patience Moss

Price: $25.50

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: M4263


Charles Edgar Patience was an African American anthracite coal sculptor from northeastern Pennsylvania. Having been taught the skills of coal carving by his father who once had been a breaker boy at a local colliery and later a successful entrepreneur, Edgar took the art to a higher level and fulfilled his aspirations of becoming a recognized sculptor. His unique work was described in the March 1970 issue of Ebony magazine as “the world’s most unique sculptor.” In ... View more info

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Inventing Pollution: Coal, Smoke, and Culture in Britain since 1800

By: Peter Thorsheim

Price: $26.95

Publisher: Ohio University Press / Swallow Press:

Seller ID: 416812


Britain's supremacy in the nineteenth century depended in large part on its vast deposits of coal. This coal not only powered steam engines in factories, ships, and railway locomotives but also warmed homes and cooked food. As coal consumption skyrocketed, the air in Britain's cities and towns became filled with ever-greater and denser clouds of smoke.In this far-reaching study, Peter Thorsheim explains that, for much of the nineteenth century, few people in Britain ... View more info

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Coal and Culture: Opera Houses in Appalachia

By: William Faricy Condee

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Ohio University Press / Swallow Press:

Seller ID: 415883


Opera houses were fixtures of Appalachian life from the end of the Civil War through the 1920s. Most towns and cities had at least one opera house during this golden age. Coal mining and railroads brought travelers, money, and change to the region. Many aspects of American life converged in the opera house.Coal and Culture: Opera Houses in Appalachia is a critical appreciation of the opera house in the coal-mining region of Appalachia from the mid-1860s to the early ... View more info