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


Berkeley : University of California Press, [1979] .
ISBN 9780520036789, 0520036786

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Subjects Miners -- Labor unions -- History.
Miners -- Labor unions.
Miners -- West (U.S.) -- History.
Miners.
Mines and mineral resources -- West (U.S.) -- History.
Mines and mineral resources.
Mineurs -- États-Unis (Ouest) -- Histoire.
Mineurs -- Syndicats -- États-Unis (Ouest) -- Histoire.
Ressources minérales -- États-Unis (Ouest) -- Histoire.
United States, West.
Description x, 331 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Copyright Date [1979]
©1979
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-321) and index.
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.
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; -- part 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.
Genre History.
Geographic Area West (U.S.)
Network Numbers (OCoLC)5057914
(OCoLC)ocm05057914
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Wyman, Mark.
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