By Marilyn D. Rhinehart

ISBN-10: 058517508X

ISBN-13: 9780585175089

ISBN-10: 0890964998

ISBN-13: 9780890964996

The coal mine represented even more than a fashion of constructing a residing to the miners of Thurber, Texas, within the overdue 19th and early 20th centuries-it represented a lifestyle. Coal mining ruled Thurber's paintings existence, and miners ruled its social lifestyles. the big immigrant inhabitants that stuffed the mines in Thurber represented greater than a dozen countries, which lent a specialty to this Texas city. In 1888 Robert D. Hunter and the Texas & Pacific Coal corporation based Thurber at the website of Johnson Mines, a small coal-mining village at the western fringe of North relevant Texas the place Palo Pinto, Erath, and Eastland counties converged. for nearly 40 years the corporate mined coal and owned and operated a city that via 1910 served as domestic to greater than 3 thousand citizens. Marilyn Rhinehart examines the tradition of the miners' paintings, the demographics and social lifetime of the neighborhood, and the advantages and constraints of lifestyles in an organization city.

Show description

Read or Download A Way of Work and a Way of Life: Coal Mining in Thurber, Texas, 1888-1926 (Texas A&M Southwestern Studies) PDF

Similar energy & mining books

New PDF release: A Way of Work and a Way of Life: Coal Mining in Thurber,

The coal mine represented even more than a manner of constructing a residing to the miners of Thurber, Texas, within the past due 19th and early 20th centuries-it represented a lifestyle. Coal mining ruled Thurber's paintings existence, and miners ruled its social lifestyles. the massive immigrant inhabitants that stuffed the mines in Thurber represented greater than a dozen international locations, which lent a specialty to this Texas city.

Greg Campbell's Blood Diamonds, Revised Edition: Tracing the Deadly Path of PDF

First came upon in 1930, the diamonds of Sierra Leone have funded essentially the most savage insurgent campaigns in glossy heritage. those “blood diamonds” are smuggled out of West Africa and offered to valid diamond retailers in London, Antwerp, and ny, frequently with the complicity of the foreign diamond undefined.

Download PDF by E. N. Brandt: We Called it MAG-nificent: Dow Chemical and Magnesium,

In the course of global conflict I, in 1916, Herbert Dow, founding father of The Dow Chemical corporation, obtained information of “star shells,” guns that glowed eerily as they descended over the trenches of the enemy, making them more straightforward to assault. The serious part in those flares used to be magnesium, a steel that was once unexpectedly in nice call for.

Advanced Reservoir and Production Engineering for Coal Bed by Pramod Thakur PDF

Complicated Reservoir and creation Engineering for Coal mattress Methane provides the reader with layout platforms that might maximize construction from around the world coal mattress methane reservoirs. Authored through knowledgeable within the box with greater than forty years of’ adventure, the writer begins with a lot wanted introductory fundamentals on gasoline content material and diffusion of fuel in coal, an important for a person within the mining and usual gasoline industries.

Additional info for A Way of Work and a Way of Life: Coal Mining in Thurber, Texas, 1888-1926 (Texas A&M Southwestern Studies)

Sample text

By allowing the payroll default to occur before the new company assumed control, Spoede theorized, Hunter could legitimately declare the previous company's commitments null and void, devise new ones, and deny any responsibility to the striking miners, who technically had never worked for him. 16 There is some evidence to support that theory. Time and time again, Hunter based his refusal to cooperate with the striking miners on the argument that they had never been in his employ and therefore that no strike existed against the Texas & Pacific Coal Company.

The stunted post oak and black jack that fringed the red colored ridges were the only evidences it gave of even scant fertility. He would have been a bold dreamer who . . would have dared to predict that in the heart of such a scene would arise the most important and most successful industrial enterprise now in operation in Texas. E. G. Senter In 1888, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) first reported the potential for commercial production of bituminous coal in the carboniferous coal beds running through the isolated and desolate western fringe of North Central Texas.

Stanley E. Siegel, Bailey S. Stone, and Joseph Pratt at the University of Houston agreed to read the manuscript and, in conjunction with Professor King, made numerous valuable suggestions. Ron Brown at Southwest Texas State University and George N. Green at the University of Texas at Arlington likewise evaluated the manuscript and offered advice that made the work publishable. The interlibrary loan staffs at the University of Houston and North Harris College facilitated research in material to which I otherwise would not have had easy or any access.

Download PDF sample

A Way of Work and a Way of Life: Coal Mining in Thurber, Texas, 1888-1926 (Texas A&M Southwestern Studies) by Marilyn D. Rhinehart


by Ronald
4.0

Rated 4.41 of 5 – based on 28 votes