In the Kingdom of Coal

Author: Dan Rottenberg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135951322
Format: PDF, Mobi
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First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Coal Dust on Your Feet

Author: Janet MacGaffey
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
ISBN: 1611485142
Format: PDF
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Coal Dust on Your Feet is a historical ethnography covering a century and a half, looking at the lives and struggles of the immigrants who came to work in the Pennsylvania anthracite mines.

America Goes Green

Author: Kim Kennedy White
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598846574
Format: PDF
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Explores the history and evolution of environmentalism in modern America, featuring essays that look at environmental issues facing each state, primary source documents, and thematic A to Z entries.

Climate Change

Author: Jennie C. Stephens
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598847619
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book provides a holistic consideration of climate change that goes beyond pure science, fleshing out the discussion by considering cultural, historical, and policy-driven aspects of this important issue. * Contributions from more than 100 experts * Excerpts from reports from international organizations such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) * Transcripts of speeches from world leaders on the climate change issue * Sidebars on the "climate-history connection" explore the possible links between climate and key events through history, such as the Classical Maya collapse * Essential, annotated primary sources * Quotes from policy makers, scientists, eyewitnesses to climate change, and social and cultural leaders

Industrial revolution in America

Author: Kevin Hillstrom
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781851097494
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"The Industrial Revolution was the wellspring from which the modern United States emerged. But look closer at specific industries and you will see the nation confronting the inevitable side effects of modernization for the first time, among them ... labor unrest (mining and petroleum)... Explores the long bloody history of labor conflict in the mining industry (especially coal mining) and the ways it shaped labor-management relations in other industries for decades to come."--Website: http://www.abc-clio.com/products/overview.aspx?productid=110076&viewid=1.

Great Debates in American Environmental History

Author: Brian Black
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780313339318
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Examines the most important and controversial environmental issues in the history of the United States, from the Colonial period to the present. Describes the issues, the stakeholders of various positions, and both the immediate outcome of the debate, and the long-term consequences of the result.

From Redstone to Ludlow

Author: F. Darrell Munsell
Publisher:
ISBN:
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The most comprehensive study of John Cleveland Osgood to date,From Redstone to Ludlowcovers events from 1892, when Osgood and his associates organized the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company, to 1917, when Osgood signed a contract with the United Mine Workers of America, marking the end of his long history of battling the union. Called the Fuel King of the West, Osgood was the leading coal baron in the western mountain region and the most prominent spokesperson for the coal industry for over three decades. During this time, his anti-union policies made him the UMWA's most formidable foe in its effort to organize the Colorado coalfields. From Redstone to Ludlowdepicts the bipolarity of his approach to the threat of unionism. The "Redstone experiment," a model industrial village designed to improve the lives of workers through social programs, showed Osgood's efforts to attain his anti-union goals through compassion. Conversely, the Ludlow tent colony and the events that transpired there, marked by armed gunmen and machine guns paid for by Osgood, illustrate his willingness to resort to violence and intimidation for the same purpose. A leading participant in the transformation of the West, Osgood helped to shape the character of the Gilded Age. Today, the beautiful village of Redstone and a granite memorial at Ludlow are reminders of Osgood's complex role in the clash between labor and management during the most violent industrial struggle in American history.

Information Technology and Societal Development

Author: Andrzej Targowski
Publisher: IGI Global Snippet
ISBN: 1605660043
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"This book investigates the role of information and communication in civilization's development, because it is information and communication that decide how human organization, knowledge, and wisdom are applied in decisions impacting human survival"--Provided by publisher.