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A Select Bibliography of the History Of Coal Mining in the State of Pennsylvania

Aurand, Harold W. "The Anthracite Strike of 1887-1888," Pennsylvania History 35, no.2 (1968): 169-185.

Batch, Rachel Ann. "Finding Stability in a Company Town: A Community Study of Slickville Pennsylvania, 1916-1943." Ph.D. diss., University of Pennsylvania, 2000.

Beik, Mildred Allen. The Miners of Windber: The Struggles of New Immigrants for Unionization, 1890s-1930s.University Park, PA: Penn State University Press,1996.

Beik Mildred Allen. "The UMWA and New Immigrant Miners in Pennsylvania Bituminous: The Case of Windber," in The United Mine Workers of America: A Model of Industrial Solidarity?,ed. John H.M. Laslett, 320-344. University Park,PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1996.

Binder, Frederick M. "Anthracite Enters the American Home,"The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, (82), 1958, pp. 82-99.

Binder, Frederick M. "Pennsylvania Coal and the Beginning of Steam Navigation," The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, (83), 1959, pp. 420-445.

Brophy, John. A Miners's Life. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1964.

Bussel, Robert. "The Somerset Strike," Chapter Three, From Harvard to the Ranks of Labor: Powers Hapgood and the American Working Class. University Park, Pennsylvania:Pennsylvania State University Press, 1999, pp. 43-63.

Chilson, Peter. "Coal Miner's Story," Audobon. March-April 1994, pp. 51-62, 118.

Cline, Catherine Ann. '"Priest in the Coal Fields: The Story of Father Curran,' Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Pennsylvania, (LXIII: 2), June 1952, pp. 67-84.

Como, John. "Digging in the Archives," IUP Magazine, (XIV: 2),Spring 1996, pp. 10-13, 22.

DiCiccio, Carmen. Coal and Coke in Pennsylvania. Harrisburg, PA:Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 1996.

Dublin, Thomas. "Life After the Mines Closed," Pennsylvania Heritage, Spring 1999, pp.6-15.

Gowaskie, Joseph M. "From Conflict To Cooperation: John Mitchell And Bituminous Coal Operators, 1898-1908," The Historian, (38), August 1976, pp. 669-688.

Gowaskie, Joseph M. "John Mitchell And The Anthracite Mine Workers: Leadership, Conservatism and Rank-And-File Militancy," Labor History, (27:1), Winter 1985-1986, pp. 54-84.

Gugliotta, Angela. "Class, Gender, and Coal Smoke: Gender Ideology and Environmental Injustice in Pittsburgh, 1868-1914." Environmental History, (5: 2),2000, pp. 165-193.

Gutman, Herbert G. "Two Lockouts in Pennsylvania, 1873-1874," The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, (83), 1959, pp. 307-326.

Howard, Walter T. "The National Miners Union: Communists and Miners in the Pennsylvania Anthracite, 1928-1931," The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography,(125:1/2), January/April 2001, pp. 91-124.

Jandoli, Russell J. "Jimmie McKenna And The Molly Maguires," The Holy Name Journal, October 1955, pp. 23-25.

Kashatus, William C. "The UMWA Wins America's Approval: John Mitchell and the Anthracite Strike of 1902," Pennsylvania Heritage, (26: 3), 2000, pp. 32-39.e, (26: 3), 2000, pp. 32-39.

Konitsky, Erma (Ed.). Out of the Dark 2: Mining Folk. Indiana, PA: A.G. Hallidin Publishing Company, 1977.

Kuchta, David. Once a Man, Twice a Boy. Nesquehoning, PA: Kiwi Publishing, 1999.

Lewis, W. David. "The Early History of the Lackawanna Iron and Coal Company, A Study in Technological Adaption," The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, (96), 1972, pp. 424-468.

MacLean, Annie Marion. "Life in the Pennsylvania Coal Fields With Particular Reference to Women," American Sociology, (14:3), November 1908, pp. 329-351.

Marcus, Irwin M. "Labor Discontent In Tioga County, Pennsylvania, 1865-1905: The Gutman Thesis, A Test Case," Labor History, (14), 1973, pp. 414-422.

Marcus, Irwin M. "Migration, Milling, Mining: The Johnstown Heritage Discovery Center and Windber Coal Heritage Center,"
Pennsylvania History, (69: 1),2002, pp. 85-93.

Marcus, Irwin M., Cooper, Eileen M., and Dougherty, James P. "Confrontation At Rossiter: The Coal Strike Of 1927-1928 and Its Aftermath," Pennsylvania History, (59:4), October 1992, pp. 310-326.

Marcus, Irwin M., Cooper, Eileen M., and Dougherty, James P. "Judge Jonathan Langham And The Use Of The Labor Injunction In Indiana County, 1919-1931," The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, (118), pp. 63-85.

Marcus, Irwin M., Cooper, Eileen M., and O'Leary, Beth. "The Coal Strike of 1919 in Indiana County, Pennsylvania History, (56:3), July 1989, pp. 177-195.

Marcus, Irwin M., Cooper, Eileen M., and O'Leary, Beth. "The Coral Episode of The Coal Strike of 1919," The
Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography,
(114), 1990, pp. 543-561.

McDonough, Judith. "Worker Solidarity, Judicial Oppression, and Police Repression in the Westmoreland County,
Pennsylvania Coal Miner's Strike, 1910-1911," Pennsylvania History, (64:3),1997, pp. 384-406.

Meyerhuber, Carl I. "The Alle - Kiske Coal Wars, 1913-1919," The Western Pennsylvania Historical Magazine, (63:3), July 1980, pp. 197-213.

Michrina, Barry P. "Soft Coal's Soft Spoken Diplomat," Pennsylvania History, Spring 1997, pp. 4-9.

Michrina, Barry P. Pennsylvania Mining Families; The Search for Dignity in the Coalfields. Lexington: University Press of Lexington, 1993.

Musser, A.J. "Coal and the New York Central Railroad Company; Some Activities of the Clearfield Bituminous Coal Corporation and the New York Central Railroad Company,"The Explosive Engineer, March-April 1944, pp. 68-75.

Palladino, Grace. Another Civil War: Labor, Capital, and the State in the Anthracite Region of Pennsylvania, 1840-1868
(The Working Class in American History)
. University of Illinois Press, 1990.

Phelan, Craig. "John Mitchell And The Politics Of The Trade Agreement, 1898-1917," The United Mine Workers of America: A Model of Industrial Solidarity? John H.M. Laslett (Ed.), University Park, PA: Penn State University Press, 1996.

Phelan, Craig. "The Making of A Labor Leader: John Mitchell and The Anthracite Strike of 1900," Pennsylvania History, (63:1), Winter 1996, pp. 53-77.

Pinkowski, Edward. "Joseph Batton, Father of the Coal Breaker," The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, (73), 1949, pp. 337-348.

Quecreek Miners as told to Jeff Goodell. Our Story: 77 Hours That Tested Our Friendship and Our Faith. New York: Hyperion, 2002.

Ricketts, Elizabeth. Our Battle for Industrial Freedom: Radical Politics in the Coal Fields of Central Pennsylvania, 1916-1926. Ph.D. diss., Emory University, 1996.

Ricketts, Elizabeth. "The Struggle for Civil Liberties and Unionization in the Coal Fields: The Free Speech Case of Vintondale, Pennsylvania, 1922," The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, (CXXII: 4), October 1998, pp. 319-352.

Roftus, Robert. "Coal Trains North: The Rochester And Pittsburgh Railroad Company," The Western Pennsylvania
Historical Magazine,
(54), 1971, pp. 264-273.

Salay, David L. "As Important and Vital to Successful Mining, as the Sap is to the Tree": The Dorrance Colliery Fan
Complex: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania,' The Journal of the Society for Industrial Archeology, (26: 1), 2000, pp. 55-70.

Sexton, John L. "Blossburg Township - Arnot History," History of Tioga County, Pennsylvania, with Illustrations, Portraits, and Sketches of Prominent Families and Individuals. New York: W.W. Munsall and Company,
Press of George MacNamara, 1883, pp. 89-95.

Shepherd, William John. 'Catholic University's Gilded Age and Progressive Era Labor Collections,' Pennsylvania History: A  Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies (85:3), Summer 2018, pp. 406-414.

Shepherd, William John. 'Speaking Labor to Power - W. B. Wilson,' The Archivist's Nook, May 1, 2018.

Sheppard, Muriel Earley. Cloud by Day: The Story of Coal and Coke and People. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1991.

Singer, Alan. "Class-Conscious Coal Miners," Nanty-Glo Versus the Open Shop in the Post World War I Era,' Labor History, (29:1), Winter 1988, pp. 56-65.

Singer, Alan. "Communists and Coal Miners: Rank-and-File Organizing in the United Mine Workers of America During the 1920s," Science and Society, (55:2), 1995,pp. 132-157.

Singer, Alan. "John Brophy's 'Miners' Program':Workers' Education in UMWA District 2 During the 1920s,Labor Studies Journal, (13:4), Winter 1988, pp. 50-64.

Stephenoff, Bonnie. "Papa on Parade: Pennsylvania Coal Miners' Daughters and The Silk Workers Strike of 1913," Labor's Heritage, Winter 1996, pp. 4-21.

Weber, Denise Dusza. Delano's Domain: A History of Warren Delano's Mining Towns of Vintondale, Wehrum, and Claghorn, Volume I: 1789-1930. Indiana, Pennsylvania: A.G. Hallidin Publishing Company, 1991.

Welborn, Steven Keith. "'Come All You Coal Miners': The Struggle for Justice in the Coal Fields of Central Pennsylvania,
1924-1933." Ph.D. diss., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1998.

Welborn, Steven Keith. "'After This is Over We'll Lay Our Hands on You': Music as a Form of Cultural Resistance in Depression-Era Pennsylvania," Pennsylvania History, (63:1), 1996, pp. 126-131.

Wolensky, Robert C., Wolensky, Kenneth C., and Wolensky, Nicole H. Knox Mine Disaster: The Final Years of
Northern Anthracite Industry and the Effort to Rebuild a Regional Economy.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 1999.

Yuhas, Thomas (Ed.). Out of the Dark. Indiana, PA: A.G. Hallidin Publishing Company,1975.

Zeiger, Robert H. 'Pinchot and Coolidge: The Politics of the 1923 Anthracite Crisis,' Journal of American History, (52:3), December 1965, pp. 566-581.


CONTRIBUTOR: Compiled 1999-2018 by William John Shepherd, MA, BA, Associate Archivist, The Catholic University of America
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