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Author Michrina, Barry P. (Barry Paul), 1947- author.

Title Pennsylvania mining families : the search for dignity in the coalfields / Barry P. Michrina
Published Lexington, Kentucky : The University Press of Kentucky, 2004


Description 1 online resource (199 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; 1 Being There, a Reflection; 2 Coal, a Very Hard Subject; 3 The Great Coal Strike of 1927; 4 Emotions Related to the Great Strike; 5 Emotions, Work Values, and Exploitation; 6 Work Is What You Make It; 7 Why Worry?; 8 Emotions Related to Danger; 9 Dignity, a Complex Subject; 10 Reflections upon Leaving; References; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W
Summary In Pennsylvania Mining Families, Barry P. Michrina offers a luminous portrait of Pennsylvania coal miners and their response to economic oppression. He follows them from the great coal strike of 1927 through daily threats of injury and death in the mines to the departure of children and grandchildren as the industry has declined. Drawing on numerous first-hand interviews, as well as extensive archival research, he analyzes the change in work practices, the miners' own views about their ever-evolving situation, and relationships between miners and mining companies -- undercutting the stereotyp
Analysis Coal Pennsylvania Cambria History
Strikes Coal Pennsylvania Cambria History
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Coal miners -- Pennsylvania -- Cambria County -- History
Strikes and lockouts -- Coal mining -- Pennsylvania -- Cambria County -- History
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Labor & Industrial Relations.
Coal miners
Strikes and lockouts -- Coal mining
Pennsylvania -- Cambria County
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780813149004