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Monongah [electronic resource] : The Tragic Story of the 1907 Monongah Mine Disaster / Davitt McAteer.

Author/Creator:
McAteer, J. Davitt.
Edition:
Second edition.
Publication:
Morgantown, West Virginia : West Virginia University Press, 2014.
Series:
West Virginia and Appalachia ; Volume 6.
West Virginia and Appalachia ; volume 6
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (372 p.)
Subjects:
Mine safety -- Law and legislation -- History.
Coal mines and mining -- West Virginia -- 20th century.
Coal mine accidents -- West Virginia.
Mine explosions -- West Virginia.
Monongah Mines Disaster, Monongah, W. Va., 1907.
Marion County (W. Va.) -- History -- 20th century.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
"An in-depth history of the worst industrial accident in US history. Monongah documents the events which led to the explosion that claimed hundreds of lives on the morning of December 6, 1907. Nearly thirty years of exhaustive research have led McAteer to the conclusion that close to 500 men and boys--many of them immigrants--lost their lives that day, leaving hundreds of women widowed and more than 1,000 children orphaned. McAteer delves deeply into the personalities, economic forces, and social landscape of the mining communities of north central West Virginia at the beginning of the twentieth century. The tragedy at Monongah led to a greater awareness of industrial working conditions, and ultimately to the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969, which Davitt McAteer helped to enact"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
""Contents""; ""Preface to the Paperback Edition""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction by Robert B. Reich""; ""1. J. H. Leonard, Oiler for the No. 6 Mine""; ""2. The Northern Coal Fields of West Virginia""; ""3. Lester Emmitt Trader: Assistant Fire Boss at Age 22""; ""4. The Company Men""; ""5. The Mining Companies: The Early Years""; ""6. The City of Mines""; ""7. Immigrants Wanted""; ""8. “Hire Bands or Anything That Is Necessary�""; ""9. And The Explosion Came""; ""10. Escape and Rescue""; ""11. “They Are All Gone�""
""12. “We Know So Little About How These Explosions Occur�""""13. The Monongah Mine Relief Fund in Aid of Sufferers from the Monongah Mine Explosion""; ""14. Wheels of Justice""; ""15. The Number""; ""16. “An End to This Huge Loss and Waste�""; ""17. The Conscience of a Nation""; ""Postscript""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Individuals Mentioned in Monongah""; ""Reprint of the Mines Relief Committee Report""; ""Index""
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
1-938228-97-9
OCLC:
885456085
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