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By John Stuart Richards

ISBN-10: 0738509787

ISBN-13: 9780738509785

ISBN-10: 1531606172

ISBN-13: 9781531606176

4 distinctive anthracite coal fields surround a space of 1,700 sq. miles within the northeastern component to Pennsylvania. within the overdue 19th and early 20th centuries, underground coal mining was once at its zenith and the paintings of miners used to be extra grueling and unsafe than it truly is at the present time. Faces blackened via coal and helmet lamps lit by way of fireplace aren't any longer elements of the standard lives of miners within the zone. Early Coal Mining within the Anthracite zone is a trip right into a global that used to be very favourite. those classic pictures of collieries, breakers, miners, drivers, and breaker boys light up the darkish of the anthracite mines. the photographs of miners, roof falls, mules, and gear deep underground inform the tale of the tough lives lived round the demanding coal. Above floor, breaker boys toiled in insufferable stipulations contained in the noisy, vibrating, soot-filled monsters referred to as coal breakers.

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