CLOUD BY DAY: A Story of Coal and Coke and People by Muriel Harley Sheppard

CLOUD BY DAY: A Story of Coal and Coke and People

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A distinguished human and social documentary, this is the story of Pennsylvania's coal and coke region, day by day, and historically through years of violent change change profit and poverty, ""Ugly by day, luridly beautiful by night"", here is the development of that region:- Thompson, its most fabulous figure, who was to die in bankruptcy; the life in the mines and the operation of the industry; the foreign groups who make up the communities- their social and religious customs; the long history of strikes and settlements; the dictatorship of Old King Coal in John L. Lewis; fire and explosion -- and today's safety measures; new communities and new homes. A history combining social ness with economic and industrial facts and figures, this is unflagging in its interest and a beautiful piece of book making as well.

Pub Date: Oct. 13th, 1947
Publisher: University of N. Carolina