Subject: Business & Economics / Industries / Energy

Subject: Business & Economics / Industries / Energy

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Dead Laws for Dead Men

|9780822985471|The Politics of Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Legislation|his 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.| Daniel J. Curran|| Business & Economics / Industries / Energy Political Science / American Government / Legislative Branch Political Science / General

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Wealth, Waste, and Alienation

|9780822941323|Growth and Decline in the Connellsville Coke Industry|The southwestern Pennsylvania town of Connellsville lay in the middle of a massive reserve of high quality coal. Connellsville coal was so soft and easily worked that one man and a boy could cut and load ten tons of it in ten hours. This region became a major source of coke, a vital material in industrial processes, above all in steel manufacture, producing forty-seven percent of America`s supply in 1913. But by the 1920s, what had seemed to be a gold mine was turning into a devastating economic, environmental and social loss. In…

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