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Coal dust on your feet : the rise, decline, and restoration of an anthracite mining town

Author: Janet MacGaffey
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Bucknell University Press : The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Coal Dust on Your Feet is an historical ethnography covering a century and a half, looking at the lives and struggles of the immigrants who came to work in the Pennsylvania anthracite mines. It is an historical ethnography of interest to anthropologists, sociologists, scholars of urban studies, labor historians, and the people of the coal region, enlivened by personal accounts and life histories, and contributing to  Read more...
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History
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MacGaffey, Janet, 1934-
Coal dust on your feet
(DLC) 2013019478
(OCoLC)842111963
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Janet MacGaffey
ISBN: 9781611485141 1611485142 1299850448 9781299850446
OCLC Number: 858282392
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: The coal era --
Historical background and conditions of life in the mining era --
Early immigrants: the emergence of ethnic identity and social hierarchy --
Eastern and Southern European immigration: ethnicity at its peak --
Religion, class and ethnicity --
Industrial strife, national and global politics, the decline of ethnicity and religion --
The militant heritage of labor and a new industry for the town --
Prosperity and decline --
Recovering heritage and community --
Ethnicity in the twenty first century --
Community, sense of place, and changes in economics and politics today.
Responsibility: Janet MacGaffey.

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