Video Disk $25.00 ISBN: 9781589661387 Published September 2006

Stories from the Mines - DVD

United Studios of America

Stories from the Mines - DVD
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United Studios of America

Distributed for University of Scranton Press

5-1/4 x 7-1/2
Video Disk $25.00 ISBN: 9781589661387 Published September 2006
At the beginning of the twentieth century, hundreds of thousands of European immigrants came to northeastern Pennsylvania to work in the coal mines. Stories from the Mines chronicles the struggle of these miners to earn a decent wage, alleviate dangerous working conditions, and gain respect. The perilous work the miners performed for extremely low pay, Matkosky and Currà argue, laid the foundation for America’s Industrial Revolution and the modern labor movement.         
            This powerful DVD traces the miners’ epic human rights battle from their arrival in the United States to the Great Strike of 1902 and the inception of the United Mine Workers union. Its companion book, available separately, blends dramatic reenactments and never-before-seen archival footage and photographs to recount a conflict that inspired the involvement of Clarence Darrow and Theodore Roosevelt. Stories from the Mines highlights the indelible contribution to America’s history made by anthracite coal and the men who mined it.
 
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