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Coal In Our Blood Judith Hoegg Ryan

Coal In Our Blood

Judith Hoegg Ryan

Published January 1st 1992
ISBN : 9780887802157
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This social history of coal mining in Nova Scotias Pictou County offers a unique portrait of a long-established working-class community.There are detailed accounts of the changing work-life of miners told in the words of the miners themselves.MoreThis social history of coal mining in Nova Scotias Pictou County offers a unique portrait of a long-established working-class community.There are detailed accounts of the changing work-life of miners told in the words of the miners themselves. Family and social life, union agitation, relations with the company and strikes are all described. There are several accounts of major disasters in the mines.The book concludes with a discussion of the revival of coal mining in recent years with the Westray Mine, and an account of the 1992 disaster.Extensively illustrated with historical photographs, Coal in our Blood is a valuable contribution to Nova Scotias social and labour history.