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When the Mines Closed: Stories of Struggles in Hard Times

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Dublin (history, SUNY at Binghamton) is the author of a number of labor history titles, including Women at Work (1979). He focuses here on the coal mine closings in northeastern Pennsylvania, using oral history to "reconstruct how relatively ordinary residents in the region experienced economic decline." From 90 interviews, he selected 12 for this book. Dublin provides background on mining in the region, and he has done an excellent job of editing the interviews to bring these voices alive. While the miners and their wives have led hard lives, one is left with an impression of their great pride in work done well. The photographs by Harvan, a lifelong resident of the area, nicely complement the narratives. Highly recommended for labor history collections.?Linda L. McEwan, Elgin Community Coll., IL
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Dublin (history, SUNY at Binghamton) is the author of a number of labor history titles, including Women at Work (1979). He focuses here on the coal mine closings in northeastern Pennsylvania, using oral history to "reconstruct how relatively ordinary residents in the region experienced economic decline." From 90 interviews, he selected 12 for this book. Dublin provides background on mining in the region, and he has done an excellent job of editing the interviews to bring these voices alive. While the miners and their wives have led hard lives, one is left with an impression of their great pride in work done well. The photographs by Harvan, a lifelong resident of the area, nicely complement the narratives. Highly recommended for labor history collections.?Linda L. McEwan, Elgin Community Coll., IL Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Author Thomas Dublin (Author), George Harvan (Photographer)
Publisher Cornell University Press
Format Paperback
Pages 304
ISBN-10 0801484677
ISBN-13 978-0801484674

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