- Publisher: Paragon House; Reprint edition (October 1991)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1557784655
- ISBN-13: 978-1557784650
- Product Dimensions: 1 x 6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,161,511 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Where the Sun Never Shines: A History of America's Bloody Coal Industry Reprint Edition
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From Publishers Weekly
Coal mining, which has often violently shaped American history in terms of industrial capitalism, railroads and unions, is analyzed from its 13th-century English origins to the 1913-1914 Colorado miners' strike. According to PW , Long "conveys vividly the perilous, filthy, exhausting work of miners, often in their own words." Photos.
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From Library Journal
Long presents this book as a multidimensional account of coal mining that is to be taken as a metaphor for the history of the United States up to 1920. In fact, this is a brief history of some aspects of coal mining geology, technology, and labor in the Appalachian coal fields through the 19th century, followed by a disproportionately extended narrative of some of the major coal mine strikes in the Rocky Mountain states from the early 1900s through World War I. Although based on many primary sources and secondary publications, this book falls short of the mark because of an overemphasis on relatively minor themes, less than evenhanded treatment of controversial issues, and choppy, sentimental writing. Not an essential purchase.
- Harry Frumerman, formerly with Hunter Coll., CUNY
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
And they apparently expected to continue doing so - they employed a great deal of brutality against those who reached for greater freedoms.