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When Coal Was King: Mining Pennsylvania's Anthracite in Picture and Story in the Land of the Mollie Maguires (Paperback)

"While this book tells the story of the early development and takes the reader through the hey-day of mining in the Anthracite Region, it should be noted that coal mining in the area is still of great economic importance. ... While coal is no longer 'King,' vast wealth still remains to be 'harvested' in this region, happily without the strife and danger of the days of the mule, the mine patch, and the breaker boys." — Louis Poliniak, Author

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Condition

GOOD: The book's spine and cover are in good condition (may show signs of wear) and its pages are free of marks/highlights. (Unfortunately, some discoloration on the back cover resulted from the cleaning process.)

Description

This book covers the history of anthracite coal mining in Pennsylvania and the uses of the “hard coal” during the days of the Mollie Maguires, a secret society of Irish-Americans comprised mostly of coal miners. Strongly linked to the coal mining industry are the railroads, and this book covers their concurrent development. There are numerous black-and-white photos throughout.

Details

SKU:
155
Genre/Subject:
History – American
Author:
Poliniak, Louis
Publisher:
Applied Arts Publishers
Publish Date:
(c) 1970; 1996 (11th) Printing
Format:
Paperback
Weight (pounds):
0.24
Dimensions (W”xL”xH”):
8.5″x11″x0.1″
ISBN-13:
N/A
ISBN-10:
0911410260
Collection:
Juvenile

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