Remember Me

Growing Up in Coal Country
Children's - Grade 3-4, Age 8-9 
127 p.  
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ISBN 9780395979143
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This stunning collection of photos and commentary chronicling the coal industry of Northeast Pennsylvania in the late 1800's and early 1900's evokes compassion for those families dependent upon mining jobs for survival. From interviews of former miners, Susan Bartoletti shows the plucky spirit of the youngest workers (often under 10 years old), the tragic consequences of a slip-up, the desperate living quarters of the large families, and eventually the organized strikes that led to union formations. An informative and thought-provoking work.
Publisher Summary
Describes what life was like, especially for children, in coal mines and mining towns in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries

Through interviews, newspaper accounts, and other original sources, Bartoletti pieced together a picture of life in the Pennsylvania coal mines at the turn of the century.
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