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Author Wyman, Mark

Title Hard rock epic : western miners and the industrial revolution, 1860-1910 / Mark Wyman.

Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, c1979.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    978 W    Available
 PAS Central Library Reference, Storage    R 331.762 WYM    Available
Description x, 331 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Note Includes index.
Bibliography Bibliography: p. 301-321.
Contents Pt. 1, Impact: -- Machinery on the route to the mines -- Who will work? -- Payday- perhaps -- Betrayed by the new technology -- The question of blame; -- Pt. 2, Organized responses: -- The union impulse -- Responses to the dangers below -- The dilemma of political action -- Radicalism and the "red-hot revolutionists" -- Epilogue: end of the pioneer era.
Summary "Mark Wyman's sympathetic account of the Western metal miners includes graphic details of their bitter struggle for unpaid wages, for industrial safety legislation, for corporate liability in the event of mine accidents and for workmen's compensation... Throughout the book one finds the compassion and understanding that mark works in the best tradition of historical scholarship" -- Milton Cantor, The Nation
"Wyman has looked at miners in the larger context of American industrialization during the late 19th and 20th centuries. In doing so, he has produced a stimulating, informative account of how this group of workingmen responded to changes in the work place brought on by changes in technology, corporate capitalism, and the shifting labor forces of the day." -- James E. Fell, Jr., Pacific Northwest Quarterly
Subject Miners -- West (U.S.) -- History
Miners -- Labor unions -- History.
Mines and mineral resources -- West (U.S.) -- History
ISBN 0520036786

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