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Work and faith in the Kentucky coal fields

Richard J. Callahan

Work and faith in the Kentucky coal fields

subject to dust

by Richard J. Callahan

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Published by Indiana University Press in Bloomington, IN .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Coal miners -- Religious life,
  • Kentucky -- Religious life and customs

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementRichard J. Callahan, Jr.
    SeriesReligion in North America
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBT555.K4 C35 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16752442M
    ISBN 109780253352378
    LC Control Number2008013740

    Coal builds and destroys. From western Pennsylvania and southeastern Ohio into West Virginia, where 50 of 55 counties at one time had coal mines, to western Virginia and eastern Kentucky, no aspect of the social, economic, or cultural life has been written without the influence of coal. The health effects in the country’s major coal fields, where the water running out of the tap is often so rancid it is undrinkable and cancer and respiratory illnesses have reached epidemic levels, are spreading far beyond the coal fields. These toxins migrate to us all. Coal, like oil and natural gas, is in an inexorable decline. Eastern Mountain Coal Fields → Eastern Kentucky Coal Field region – Relisted. Not sure it there is real opposition to the proposed move. There is a lot of discussion on what Eastern Kentucky means, but I'm not sure that anyone considers the current name as the best choice and we should keep it. Western Coal Fields Kentucky 's Western Coal Fields is bluegrass country of a whole different nature—a banjo picking nature, that is. It's also a fine part of .


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Richard J Callahan. Call Number. BTK4 C35 Location(s) University of Kentucky Libraries: Special Collections Research Center. Exploring themes of work and labour in everyday life, this work offers a history of how coal miners and their families lived their religion in eastern Kentucky's coal fields during the early 20th century.

It traces innovation and continuity in religious expression that emerged from the specific experiences of coal mining. Work and faith in the Kentucky coal fields.

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Starting in the s coal seams in both Kentucky coal fields have been increasingly accessed via a method known as Mountaintop Removal Mining, which is a form of surface mining that involves the topographical alteration and/or removal of a summit, summit ridge, or significant portion of a mountain, hill, or ridge in order to obtain a desired geologic material.

The Western Coal Fields Region of Kentucky Geography The Western Coal Fields are 4, square feet and contain 21 different counties. The region is surrounded by the Ohio River on the north and the Pennyroyal region on the east, south, and west.

There is great. Callahan’s work is published in his book, Work and Faith in the Kentucky Coal Fields, where he describes the complex relationship between religion and work in the lives of the Kentucky miners and their families.

According to one contemporary miner, “My God comes first. The United Coal Miners of. are integrated with the coal miner’s experiences to evaluate the impact of danger on their 3 Barbara Ellen Smith. Digging Our Own Graves: Coal Miners and the Struggle over Black Lung Disease. (Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, ), 4 Callahan, Richard J.

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The book was interesting, It did somewhat capture the environment of the coal camps in eastern Kentucky and how the coal companies used the people. Family did find a way to be happy although kept poor and dealing with danger early day/5(7).

The Eastern Kentucky Coalfield is part of the Central Appalachian bituminous coalfield, including all or parts of 30 Kentucky counties and adjoining areas in Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia and Tennessee.

It covers an area from the Allegheny Mountains in the east across the Cumberland Plateau to the Pottsville Escarpment in the west.

The region is known for its coal mining; most family farms in. Callahan's work is published in his book, Work and Faith in the Kentucky Coal Fields, where he describes the complex relationship between religion and work in the lives of the Kentucky miners and their families.

According to one contemporary miner, "My God comes first. The United Coal Miners of America comes second.". The West Kentucky Coal Field comprises an area in the west-central and northwestern part of the state, bounded by the Dripping Springs Escarpment and the Pennyroyal Plateau and the Ohio River, but is part of the Illinois Basin that extends into Indiana and Illinois.

It is characterized by Pennsylvanian age sandstones, shales and all of the counties in the area are part of the. The coal miner I know comes from a special breed of man who works in the darkness under dangerous conditions and breathes the coal dust that gives him black lung and no hope of a retirement future.

The work is dirty and dangerous and many lost their lives due to the neglect of mine operators and poor implementation of State and Federal laws regulating the way mining should be conducted.

Kentucky Mining Institute This Revised Fifth Edition of the Coal Mining Reference Book is intended to fill the need for a simple, easily understood text of mining terms and problems that also addresses the importance of the safety and health of mine workers.

Evangelical Christians and the Environment: “Christians for the Mountains” and the Appalachian Movement against Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining In: Worldviews: Global Religions, Culture, Work and Faith in the Kentucky Coal Fields.

Bloomington: Indiana University by: 6. In the Fields of King Coal. By Fenton Johnson the coal fields of eastern Kentucky are in a period of transition no less portentous than that heralded by the arrival of the coal and steel. Scope. The Eastern Mountain Coal Fields task force covers articles relating to the Eastern Kentucky Coal Field region of Kentucky.

The 31 counties covered by the Category: Kentucky. The coal industry was essentially the state’s sole source of work, and massive corporations built homes, general stores, schools, churches and Author: Lorraine Boissoneault. See how coal is mined in the Appalachian Mountains via Mountain Top Removal.

This 30 minute video takes you inside a giant dragline and tells the whole story from blasting the rock to. The United Mine Workers of America (UMW or UMWA) is a North American labor union best known for representing coal miners. Today, the Union also represents health care workers, truck drivers, manufacturing workers and public employees in the United States and Canada.

Although its main focus has always been on workers and their rights, the UMW of today also advocates for better roads, Country: United States, Canada. Last winter, I went to the coal fields of Eastern Kentucky to collect some small pieces of a different story. In the coal fields, there is a strong creative spirit, despite the devastation.

Like mining, that story requires digging, requires the will to unearth it, but unlike the coal that was shipped elsewhere for a temporary surge of energy. Protest Songs of the Appalachian Coalfields.

is intended pdf be a beginner’s pdf to the rich traditions of protest and labor songs in the central and southern Appalachian coalfields. From the very beginning of the industrialization period in the coal filled mountains of Eastern Kentucky, West Virginia, Southwestern Virginia, and Eastern.

In the past five years, half of the coal jobs in eastern Kentucky have vanished. When Steven Fields was laid off five years ago, he was making $ an hour. His last job, printing T-shirts."Immigrants in the Coalfields" focuses on the immigrants and ebook who came to live in the coalfields of eastern Kentucky between and The exhibit includes photographs, oral histories, maps, and other archival records from Special Collections at the University of Kentucky.