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Black Coal Miners in America Race, Class, and Community Conflict, 1780-1980

Author: Ronald L Lewis
Publisher: Lexington The University Press of Kentucky 2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the early day of mining in colonial Virginia and Maryland up to the time of World War II, blacks were an important part of the labor force in the coal industry. Yet in this, as in other enterprises, their role has heretofore been largely ignored. Now Roland L. Lewis redresses the balance in this comprehensive history of black coal miners in America. The experience of blacks in the industry has varied widely  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Online-Publikation
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald L Lewis
ISBN: 9780813192741 0813192749 9780813150444 0813150442
OCLC Number: 901100731
Description: 1 online resource (264 Seiten)

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From the early day of mining in colonial Virginia and Maryland up to the time of World War II, blacks were an important part of the labor force in the coal industry. Yet in this, as in other enterprises, their role has heretofore been largely ignored. Now Roland L. Lewis redresses the balance in this comprehensive history of black coal miners in America. The experience of blacks in the industry has varied widely over time and by region, and the approach of this study is therefore more comparative than chronological. Its aim is to define the patterns of race relations that prevailed among the m ...

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