Stories From The Mines

Stories From The Mines

How Immigrant Miners Changed America

Streaming Video - 2005
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The first decades of the 20th century saw the rise of America to superpower status-an ascendancy fueled in large measure by the social and industrial impact of anthracite coal mining in northeastern Pennsylvania. This meticulously researched program uses location footage, archival film, period photos, dramatizations, and academic commentary to examine the coming-of-age of American labor. The agitation and violent suppression that so characterized the times are vividly captured, as are the era's larger-than-life personalities. Precedents including wage and child labor laws and the right to collective bargaining are set against the stark backdrop of immigrant miners savagely exploited by laissez-faire industrialists.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2005], c2001
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (57 min.) :,sd., col., digital

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