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Trouble at the Mines
Doreen Rappaport
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Trouble at the Mines

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Rosie and her family are caught up in the Arnot, Pennsylvania, mining strike of 1899-1900, led by the union organizer Mother Jones.
Paperback, 112 pages
Published October 1st 1989 by Skylark (first published April 1st 1987)
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Jul 06, 2015 Bob rated it really liked it
The coal mine strike at Arnot, PA, 1899 -- 1900, from the miner's point of view. With the input of Mother Jones, whose approach foreshadowed that of Martin Luther King, who very well may have studied her techniques.

On the strike ... A couple of things stood out to me: (a) The unfairness of the miner's situation, due to the greed and unspeakable indifference of the mine owners; and (b) The short shortsightedness of the miners, themselves.

For all my life I've been close to the factory environment,
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Jan 07, 2016 Julie Barrett rated it it was amazing
Trouble at the mines by Rappaport, Doreen
Fascinated with mines and how they work, not sure why but I like reading about them.
This one is about the time of 1898 and it starts out with the whistle blowing at the mines. Arnoff, PA the whistle means an accident if not death in the mines.
The father and sons do make it out but conditions are worse than ever. The men have collected together and up in an uproar and have fired many of those involved.
Those who have lost husbands have been evicted also.
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Doreen Rappaport has written many books of fiction and nonfiction for young readers, specializing in thoroughly researched multicultural history, historical fiction, retellings of folktales and myths, and stories of those she calls the "not-yet-celebrated." Among her recent books is MARTIN'S BIG WORDS: THE LIFE OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., illustrated by Bryan Collier, which received a ...more
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