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Where the Sun Never Shines: A History of America's Bloody Coal Industry

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Coal mining, which has often violently shaped American history in terms of industrial capitalism, railroads and unions, is analyzed from its 13th-century English origins to the 1913-1914 Colorado miners' strike. According to Publishers Weekly, Long "conveys vividly the perilous, filthy, exhausting work of miners, often in their own words."
Paperback, 420 pages
Published October 15th 1991 by Paragon House Publishers (first published 1989)
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Where the Sun Never Shines brings to life the long struggle of coal miners to attain reasonable working conditions. Long has a very readable style which will hold your attention throughout. Conditions in the mines were truly horrible. It was not uncommon for small children and women to work as the miners were paid by their output. The system was such that mine owners never suffered from a miner's inefficiency or illness; they simply added more miners.

The miners had to supply their own tools, had
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Priscilla Long is author of Minding the Muse: A Handbook for Painters, Composers, Writers, and Other Creators (Coffeetown Press), a book of essays titled Fire and Stone: Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? (University of Georgia Press), and Crossing Over: Poems (University of New Mexico Press). She is also author of The Writer's Portable Mentor: A Guide to Art, Craft, and the ...more
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