St. Clair: A Nineteenth-century Coal Town's Experience with a Disaster-prone Industry

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Cornell University Press, 1988 - History - 519 pages
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Chronicles the rise and fall of a Pennsylvanian coal town, the center of violent confrontations between labor and capital.
 

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St. Clair: a nineteenth-century coal town's experience with a disaster-prone industry

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St. Clair is a fascinating, imaginative, and complete reconstruction of a Pennsylvania mining community. Using the tools of anthropology and history, Wallace mines the rich records of a small ... Read full review

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Excellent labor history of the Pennsylvania anthracite region. It holds a special place in my library as the title is the town where I was born and raised. Read full review

Contents

MINING ANTHRACITE
7
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39
THE DEVELOPMENT OF ST CLAIR
54
A WORKINGMANS TOWN
123
TABLE i St Clair Population by Age and Sex 1845
131
TABLE 3 MinerLaborer Status and Ethnicity 1850
140
ILLUSIONS OF THE COAL TRADE
184
THE POLITICS OF SAFETY
249
A STATE CALLED ANTHRACITE
367
TABLE 7 Ethnicity of Foreignborn 1870
372
TABLE n Multiple Property Ownership and Ethnicity 1851 and 1870
437
The Survival of St Clair
439
The DisasterProne Organization
446
NOTES
459
BIBLIOGRAPHY
483
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JUSTICE AND VIOLENCE
314

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