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This Is Mine: My Story, My Life By Malinda Phillips
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Imagine that you have five minutes to grab everything that is important to you. What would you grab? Would it be your favorite clothes? Photographs? …. You can’t take your favorite... More > kitty with you. Now imagine that you are six years old and you have to shove your belongings into a black, stretchy garbage bag. You grab the hand of the social worker who you have just met, walk out to a complete strangers car, and the worker buckles you in. In the background you can hear mommy crying. You have no idea where you are going...< Less
The Voyagers: A Day In the Life of a Miner By Michael Walsh
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Many ex-coalminers will find in this novel a powerful reminder of their own life ‘down the pit’ as it skilfully recreates a typical day in the life of Luke, a British coalface worker in... More > the 1970’s. Although the main action takes place over a single day and just one shift, the author delves back into Luke’s trainee days in the 1950’s. But it’s not just old miners who will benefit from this story as the author carefully explains the various operations involved in bringing coal out from deep in the ground up to the surface and all the various specialists forming this tremendous team effort, from the shotfirers and rippers to the deputies, belt-end attendants and lamp-room men, electricians and mechanics, the tackle runners and the haulage men, the grease monkeys and the workers at the coal face itself, struggling to maintain productivity in the face of never-ending management demands.< Less
THE VOYAGERS: A Day In the Life of a Miner By Michael Walsh
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Many ex-coalminers will find in this novel a powerful reminder of their own life ‘down the pit’ as it skilfully recreates a typical day in the life of Luke, a British coalface worker in... More > the 1970’s. Although the main action takes place over a single day and just one shift, the author delves back into Luke’s trainee days in the 1950’s. But it’s not just old miners who will benefit from this story as the author carefully explains the various operations involved in bringing coal out from deep in the ground up to the surface and all the various specialists forming this tremendous team effort, from the shotfirers and rippers to the deputies, belt-end attendants and lamp-room men, electricians and mechanics, the tackle runners and the haulage men, the grease monkeys and the workers at the coal face itself, struggling to maintain productivity in the face of never-ending management demands.< Less
Why do Wages Differ Across Occupations? By Homework Help Classof1
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There is substantial variation in wages across occupations. Most professional athletes earn more than medical doctors, who earn more than college professors, who earn more than janitors. We will see... More > that the wage for a particular occupation will be high if the supply of workers in that occupation is small relative to the demand for those workers.< Less
A Walk Down Memory Lane By Frank Bird
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A moving memoir from Frank Bird, one of the last of a generation of pit workers in South Yorkshire.
A Walk Down Memory Lane By Frank Bird
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A moving memoir from Frank Bird, one of the last of a generation of pit workers in South Yorkshire.
Retribution, a Screenplay By Chuck Fair
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Nature’s caprice strikes twice, rocking an Appalachian coal mining town. In Farmington, West Virginia, a methane explosion blows the top off of a mountain, killing 78 miners. Subsequently,... More > Congress creates the Miners Enforcement Safety Agency (MESA) to establish a standard of safety in the country’s mines. Immediately, a nationwide call goes out for veteran miners to police the mines. In the fiercely-independent Appalachian coalfields in the poorest locale in America--the same fields that drove out the United Mine Workers Local--recruiting inspectors is next to impossible, finding ones who will stand up to the mines’ lawbreakers is impossible. The impossible appears when AB Stahill, an ex-miner searching for the redemption and determined to find retribution for the death of his father and the derangement of his boyhood friend, uses MESA to give him the means to pursue his end.< Less
Retribution, a Screenplay By Chuck Fair
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Nature’s caprice strikes twice, rocking an Appalachian coal mining town. In Farmington, West Virginia, a methane explosion blows the top off of a mountain, killing 78 miners. Subsequently,... More > Congress creates the Miners Enforcement Safety Agency (MESA) to establish a standard of safety in the country’s mines. Immediately, a nationwide call goes out for veteran miners to police the mines. In the fiercely-independent Appalachian coalfields in the poorest locale in America--the same fields that drove out the United Mine Workers Local--recruiting inspectors is next to impossible, finding ones who will stand up to the mines’ lawbreakers is impossible. The impossible appears when AB Stahill, an ex-miner searching for the redemption and determined to find retribution for the death of his father and the derangement of his boyhood friend, uses MESA to give him the means to pursue his end.< Less
A Hazardous Occupation! By Lynne Mayers
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This book describes the work of women and girls in the gunpowder mills, safety fuse factories, high explosives and munitions works in Cornwall, between 1800 and 1920. It is estimated that at least... More > 2000 were probably employed during this time. Accidents are described which resulted in the death of more than thirty, and caused life-changing injuries to many others. Compared with the other mining industries of Cornwall, this level of female mortality was extremely high. The underlying causes of the accidents are examined in the light of varying management styles, effectiveness of employee training and the legislation of the day.< Less
This Devilish Place By Peter Knowles
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Trapped underground after an explosion, can Ben, Harry, William and Sally find a way out of this devilish place or will it be their last resting place. Worsdale Mine in Yorkshire owned by Lord... More > Greenbarugh employed 350 men, women, boys and girls some as young as 7 years of age. The mine only some 240 yards deep, being entirely lit by candles was not considered dangerous because it was well ventilated naturally by air being drawn into the mine through number ‘2’ shaft which had no headgear and was situated on the hill 500yards from the main number ‘1’ shaft. The miners were lowered underground by means of a cage suspended by ropes over the headgear and powered by a horse gin. At the time of the disaster there were approximately 150 workers underground.< Less