Black Coal Miners in America
Race, Class, and Community Conflict, 1780-1980

Lewis, Ronald
Publisher:  University Press of Kentucky
Date Written:  01/01/1987
Year Published:  1987  
Pages:  239pp   ISBN:  9780813116105
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX18794

From the early day of mining in colonial Virginia and Maryland up to the time of World War II, blacks were an important part of the labour force in the coal industry. Yet in this, as in other enterprises, their role has heretofore been largely ignored. Roland L. Lewis redresses the balance in this comprehensive history of black coal miners in America.