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COAL CAMP By Allan Cannon
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COAL CAMP When two young friends are caught up in the turmoil of changes in the coalfields in the middle of the twentieth century, they take extremely different routes to improving means of... More > extracting coal from the earth—one through mechanization and the other through unionization—and become bitter enemies. But after years of conflicts, getting married and raising children, their friendship is rekindled when they are hopelessly trapped in a mine cave-in. This is the story of coal miners—their lives, loves, hopes, dreams and deaths.< Less
The Underworld - The Story of Robert Sinclair; Miner By James C Welsh
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Set in the period leading up to the First World War, The Underworld vividly relates the story of working coal miners and the members of the community in which they lived. It tells the story of... More > their loves, hopes and dreams. It portrays their struggles with the forces of nature deep underground and their equally tenacious and vicious struggles with their so-called "masters" - the money-grubbing coal-owners. A masterpiece of working class literature from the pen of an insider. Be prepared to cry! Published in support of the Working Class Movement Library, Salford, M5 4WX.< Less
The Underworld - The Story of Robert Sinclair; Miner By James C Welsh
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Set in the period leading up to the First World War, The Underworld vividly relates the story of working coal miners and the members of the community in which they lived. It tells the story of... More > their loves, hopes and dreams. It portrays their struggles with the forces of nature deep underground and their equally tenacious and vicious struggles with their so-called "masters" - the money-grubbing coal-owners. A masterpiece of working class literature from the pen of an insider. Be prepared to cry! Published in support of the Working Class Movement Library, Salford, M5 4WX.< Less
Screaming Doors By MONICA DAVIS
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This book was inspired by 4 generations of cantankerous relatives on both sides of my family, the miners, farmers, domestics, recluses, misogynists, teachers and dreamers who never stopped hoping. It... More > is a fictionalized account of family history on my father's side of the family, tracing my great-great grandfather's legacy as a black Cherokee union organizer.< Less
Screaming Doors By MONICA DAVIS
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This book was inspired by 4 generations of cantankerous relatives on both sides of my family, the miners, farmers, domestics, recluses, misogynists, teachers and dreamers who never stopped hoping. It... More > is a fictionalized account of family history on my father's side of the family, tracing my great-great grandfather's legacy as a black Cherokee union organizer.< Less
A Voyage to South Africa on the Braemar Castle By Brian Jones, Brian Jones
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In 1913 a young coal miner from Brynamman, South Wales, sailed to South Africa on the 'Braemar Castle' to seek work in the gold mines. He kept this diary of the daily routine on board ship.
The Harker Family History By Claudia Reott
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The Harker Family History from England, to Pennsylvania and on to Anaheim California. From 1848-1984 with Reminescences by Helen Harker Reott. At age 6 my father started work in the coal mines... More > setting dynamite, later worked with John L. Lewis forming the coal miners union. After a riot and killing moved to California in 1920. Started working for Union Oil. Takes the reader with many family anecdotes from early Pennsylvania and Orange County California 1920's. Covers the Long Beach earthquake and the flood 1938, World War II, family joys and sorrows. Families mentioned: Allshouse, Booher, Criss, Frost, Harker, Pugh, Reott, Smith. Cities in California: Anaheim, Brea, Fullerton, Placentia.< Less
Blair Mountain By Jonathan Lynn
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Labor politics and personal loyalties clash in this remarkable story forgotten by everyone but those who were there. The behemoth coal companies came to Matewan, West Virginia in 1914, buying up... More > land, houses, and entire towns. The men of the tiny town had no choice but to work in the dirty, deadly mines, earning little pay for exhausting work. But in the hot summer of 1921, the miners strike and form a union. Gerry McCaffrey, the young son of an Irish immigrant, tells the story of a family in conflict and a town faced with the cruel oppression of the coal firms and the tyranny of the corrupt Sheriff Turner Hill, who will stop at nothing to keep the unions out of Matewan. With their friends and loved ones dead and their town under siege, the union men call for an uprising against the coal companies. 5,000 striking miners march on the city of Logan to end the brutal domination of their homeland forever. Their fate, both tragic and heroic, will be met on the slopes of Blair Mountain.< Less
Karolina Remembers By F. Gerry Szymanski Cierpilowski
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The Nazi occupations were not the only horrors to fall upon the Polish nation. The Russians invaded from the east leading to the exile of 1,700,000 souls to forced labor camps in the barrens of the... More > Soviet Union. This 135 page narrative, with more than 3 dozen photographs, maps and other documents, is a chronicle of • the difficult but satisfying life of European immigrants in the soft coal region of Somerset county in southwestern Pennsylvania during the 1920’s, • the daily life in the peasant villages of the Galicia region of southeastern Poland during the 1930s, • the invasion from the east by the Soviets and the deportation by cattle car to the far reaches of the Soviet Union, • a year and a half of survival in the forced-labor camps in the Ural Mountains, • the arduous, yearlong journey to freedom including stops in Russia, Iran, Pakistan and India, • five years in exile in the Polish settlements in Africa • and , finally, Karolina’s return to America in 1949.< Less
Karolina Remembers By F. Gerry Szymanski Cierpilowski
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The Nazi occupations were not the only horrors to fall upon the Polish nation. The Russians invaded from the east leading to the exile of 1,700,000 souls to forced labor camps in the barrens of the... More > Soviet Union. This 135 page narrative, with more than 3 dozen photographs, maps and other documents, is a chronicle of • the difficult but satisfying life of European immigrants in the soft coal region of Somerset county in southwestern Pennsylvania during the 1920’s, • the daily life in the peasant villages of the Galicia region of southeastern Poland during the 1930s, • the invasion from the east by the Soviets and the deportation by cattle car to the far reaches of the Soviet Union, • a year and a half of survival in the forced-labor camps in the Ural Mountains, • the arduous, yearlong journey to freedom including stops in Russia, Iran, Pakistan and India, • five years in exile in the Polish settlements in Africa • and , finally, Karolina’s return to America in 1949.< Less