The Kingdom of Coal: Work, Enterprise, and Ethnic Communities in the Mine Fields

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University of Pennsylvania Press, 1985 - Coal-miners - 360 pages

This is the first comprehensive history of the anthracite industry and the unique regional culture that grew up with it. It is the story of one of America's first great industries and of the people who made it great--from the miserably paid immigrant mine workers to the powerful coal barons.

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Donald L. Miller is the John Henry McCracken Professor of History at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, where he lives, and is the host of the PBS series A Biography of America.

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