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Coal mining lives

Coal mining lives

an oral history sequel to Appalachian coal mining memories

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Published by Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, Radford University in Radford, Va .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Virginia, Southwest,
  • Appalachian Region
    • Subjects:
    • Coal miners -- Virginia, Southwest -- Interviews.,
    • Coal miners" spouses -- Virginia, Southwest -- Interviews.,
    • Children of coal miners -- Virginia, Southwest -- Interviews.,
    • Coal mines and mining -- Virginia, Southwest -- History -- Sources.,
    • Coal mines and mining -- Appalachian Region -- History -- Sources.,
    • Appalachian Region -- Social conditions -- Sources.,
    • Oral history.,
    • Oral biography.,
    • Virginia, Southwest -- Social conditions -- Sources.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 130-131).

      Other titlesOral history sequel to Appalachian coal mining memories., Appalachian coal mining memories.
      StatementMary B. La Lone, editor.
      ContributionsLa Lone, Mary B., 1950-, Radford University. Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHD8039.M62 U61747 1998
      The Physical Object
      Paginationviii, 131 p. :
      Number of Pages131
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL457724M
      LC Control Number98174551
      OCLC/WorldCa39373419

        Music Of Coal is a very valuable documentation from the perspective of the workers in a treacherous industry that is nevertheless so necessary as it provides a fundamental need in all our lives. It does well to remind us of the many sacrifices that have blighted lives and the landscape in earlier times of Appalachian coal mining. Also, they discuss how many people’s lives were affected from the mining industry. According to the many different details listed throughout the book, the book focused generally on the importance of the coal mines, the employees, and the hard times that everyone went through during the rising and declining on the mining regions.


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