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Wealth, Waste, and Alienation

Wealth, Waste, and Alienation

Growth and Decline in the Connellsville Coke Industry

Drawing on economic, technological, labor, and environmental history, Kenneth Warren explains the birth, phenomenal growth, decline and death of the Connellsville coke industry—the region that made Pittsburgh steel world famous.

Dead Laws for Dead Men

Dead Laws for Dead Men

The Politics of Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Legislation

This account of the struggle for coal mine health and safety legislation in the U.S. examines the series of laws that steadily expanded the role of the federal government from the late 1800s through the 1980s. Curran concludes that federal legislation has done little to improve change conditions in the coal mines.

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