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Breaker Boys

Breaker Boys
  • Author : Michael Burgan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012
  • Total pages :64
  • ISBN : 9780756544393
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Summary : Explores and analyzes the historical context and significance of the iconic Lewis Hine photograph of the breaker boys that lead to the end of child labor.

The B'Breaker Boys

The B'Breaker Boys
  • Author : Bill Walker,Steve Worthington
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-09
  • Total pages :172
  • ISBN : 9781452070339
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Summary : The B'Breakeboys is a fictional story about child labor conditions, until 1920, when child labor laws restricted such practice. The fact based story is followed by a fictional story about two teen age boys falling into an abandoned coal mine shaft. They are not alone and have to fight desperation, cave-ins, rats, fire, water, and old dynamite to escape. The format is a movie script imbedded with drawn storyboard picture frames.

The Breaker Boys

The Breaker Boys
  • Author : Pat Hughes
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-01
  • Total pages :284
  • ISBN : 061588167X
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Summary : Nate Tanner is a rich boy whose family owns coal mines near Hazleton, Pennsylvania. He has everything a kid could want or need - except a friend. Then he meets Johnny, an easygoing Polish American boy who works sorting coal in a filthy, dark building called a breaker. Unaware that Nate is the boss's son, Johnny invites him to play baseball with the breaker boys. As the summer of 1897 progresses, Nate finds himself piling lie on top of lie to keep his identity secret from Johnny, and the friendship secret from his family. In the patch town where the mining families live, Nate confronts disturbing realities; back at home, he learns of his family's fears about the future. Meanwhile, the miners are joining a labor union to challenge the owners - and the owners are trying to stop a strike. As Nate's moment of truth draws near, so does a violent confrontation that will alter coal country lives forever. Originally published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux, now in paperback for the first time, "The Breaker Boys" explores both sides of a timeless issue through a nuanced portrayal of both immigrant laborers and the coal-mine owners who employed them.

The Breaker Boys

The Breaker Boys
  • Author : Donna Sauritch Basile,Christan Basile Jones
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-09-03
  • Total pages :218
  • ISBN : 1098007573
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Summary : Scorned and rejected from an upper-class way of life because of a father's pride, thirteen-year-old Christen Saurich and her family are uprooted and thrust into unsuspecting turmoil and intrigue awaiting them in a small town in Pennsylvania. Her father's cousin, Heinri, along with his wife Anna and son Sam, help them settle in a small mining town where her father has taken a job. Shortly after her family moves to the coal patch, her father is killed in a mining accident. With nowhere to turn and no resources, Chris takes a job to help support her mother and sister, Gezzelle. Disguised as a boy, she takes a job in the coal breakers. It is 1899 when a blind eye is turned toward child labor and child abuse. It's grueling work. She sits hunched over for hours, separating impurities from the newly mined coal while breathing in noxious dust. It is a noisy and filthy place. Many high-spirited boys lose their lives falling into the chutes, smothered by an avalanche of coal, or are mangled in the massive machinery. Fear, despair, and solitude become her teachers. Stern and relentless, she learns from them. Time pushes her forward into a stark and unforgiving way of life. Chris's faith and unrelenting courage are consistently challenged. Foreboding times are approaching: influenza, devastating mine explosions, and finally a miners' strike that leaves them in despair. Addie Paige comes into their lives, and everything changes. A new path is forged, and finally hope is within their grasp.

Kids at Work

Kids at Work
  • Author : Russell Freedman,Lewis Wickes Hine
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1998-03
  • Total pages :104
  • ISBN : 0395797268
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Summary : Briefly traces the life of Lewis Hine, school teacher and photographer, and explains how he became involved in documenting child labor conditions

Child Labor

Child Labor
  • Author : Hugh D. Hindman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2002-01-01
  • Total pages :431
  • ISBN : 0765609363
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Summary : Traces the history of child labor and reform in six key industries in the United States, examining the legacy of America's child labor history for a global economy.

Breaker Boys

Breaker Boys
  • Author : David Fleming
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007-10-01
  • Total pages :274
  • ISBN : 1511814837
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Summary : From ESPN's David Fleming, the epic tale of the Pottsville Maroons, the NFL's greatest team and the stolen 1925 championship. Born in the heart of Pennsylvania coal country, built by an eccentric owner, molded by a visionary coach, and led by hardscrabble miners like legendary running back Tony "The Human Howitzer" Latone (pictured on cover), the Maroons took the NFL by storm. Even after Pottsville defeated the Chicago Cardinals in what was viewed as the 1925 NFL championship game, fans wanted more. In an epic battle described as "The Greatest Football Game Ever Seen" the Maroons challenged a team of all-stars from the University of Notre Dame, featuring the legendary Four Horsemen. At a time when college ball was still king, the underdog Maroons turned the football world upside down, defeating Notre Dame 9-7 on a last-second field goal. Pottsville's stunning victory legitimized the fledgling NFL, but it also destroyed the town and team that made it all possible. Claiming the Maroons had violated league rules by playing Notre Dame, the NFL suspended Pottsville and awarded the 1925 championship to the Cardinals. For 90 years, fans of the Pottsville Maroons - the team Red Grange said was "the most ferocious" he ever faced - have fought to correct the worst injustice in NFL history and return the 1925 title to its rightful owners. With Breaker Boys, the Maroons' remarkable story is told at last.

Burnham Breaker

Burnham Breaker
  • Author : Homer Greene
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1887
  • Total pages :494
  • ISBN : PSU:000006077334
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The Chautauquan

The Chautauquan
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1898
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : CORNELL:31924066343942
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In the Field of Black Diamonds

In the Field of Black Diamonds
  • Author : Drew Hudson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007-06
  • Total pages :416
  • ISBN : 9780595404940
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Summary : It is the year 1918, the zenith period of anthracite coal mining and James Mueller, a fourteen-and-a-half-year-old son of a coal miner, is soon catapulted into the arduous life of a mine worker. James' decision is not based on greed or a directive from his parents, but on his desire to help his family financially, after learning that his older brother is to attend medical school in Philadelphia to become a doctor. Along the turbulent path of his life, James soon discovers that a special bond has formed with one of his seven children, his daughter, Catherine. Catherine faces her own obstacles growing up in the impoverished, idiosyncratic patch town of Shepsberg. The experiences of both James and Catherine are entwined on many levels as they learn the most essential lessons in life from one another. In the Field of Black Diamonds is based on a true story, which chronicles the tale of a coal mining family set in the anthracite coal region of Eastern Pennsylvania. This is the story of their lives, their journeys, their successes, and their struggles in the black land simply known as coal country.

The Mineral Book

The Mineral Book
  • Author : David McQueen
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-09-01
  • Total pages :96
  • ISBN : 9781614584193
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Summary : The Mineral Book is a part of the best-selling Wonders of Creation Series! It has been developed for multi-level teaching, with special color-coding on three skill levels. This educational resource is filled with full-color pictures and illustrations, and can be used in the classroom, for independent study, or homeschool settings. Created to make mineralogy accessible to beginners, students, and hobbyists as well as: Learn about the order and beauty of minerals shaped by the Creator Find out the properties of minerals, where they can be found, and how they are used, along with fun facts Includes a 24-inch, full-color pull-out poster! Minerals are a gift of God’s grace. Every day we touch them, seeing the diamond in an engagement ring or a copper chain with a cross on it. Minerals are touched on in video games like Minecraft® and Mineral ValleyTM, making them more a part of our daily experience. Salt, one vital mineral, helps maintain the fluid in our blood cells and is used to transmit information in our nerves and muscles. Also, Jesus told his followers that we are the salt of the earth (Matthew 5:13), something thus needed for health and flavor. Here is a God-honoring book that reveals the first mention of minerals in the Bible, symbolic usages, their current values in culture and society, and their mention in heaven.

The Independent

The Independent
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1900
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : CORNELL:31924106546926
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Harper's Young People

Harper's Young People
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1887
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : IND:30000093600652
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Points on Coal and the Coal Business

Points on Coal and the Coal Business
  • Author : Charles Miesse
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1887
  • Total pages :464
  • ISBN : CHI:086453736
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Breaker Boy

Breaker Boy
  • Author : Joan Hiatt Harlow
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-10-24
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 9781481465397
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Summary : In 1911 Pennsylvania Coal Country, can Corey overcome the panic attacks that prevent him from helping support his family? Corey is just a kid, but his family needs him to chip in. He’s dropped out of school and works as a breaker boy—picking out coal impurities from bins—in the coal mines of Pennsylvania. But after a skating accident nearly kills Corey, he begins having panic attacks and nightmares. Corey turns to Mrs. Chudzik, a strange and mysterious local recluse, for help. She’s a trained doctor and Corey’s overwhelming fear of tight spaces means he is jeopardizing his family’s future. When there is a disaster at the mine, trapping his father, Corey knows it’s time to face his fear. He and Mrs. Chudzik’s hound, Hovi, must find the trapped miners and bring help. But how can he when the thought of being in the dark and enclosed space might be more than Corey can handle?

Coal River

Coal River
  • Author : Ellen Marie Wiseman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-11-24
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 9781617734489
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Summary : In this vibrant historical novel, the acclaimed author of The Plum Tree and What She Left Behind explores one young woman’s determination to put an end to child labor in a Pennsylvania mining town . . . As a child, Emma Malloy left isolated Coal River, Pennsylvania, vowing never to return. Now, orphaned and penniless at nineteen, she accepts a train ticket from her aunt and uncle and travels back to the rough-hewn community. Treated like a servant by her relatives, Emma works for free in the company store. There, miners and their impoverished families must pay inflated prices for food, clothing, and tools, while those who owe money are turned away to starve. Most heartrending of all are the breaker boys Emma sees around the village—young children who toil all day sorting coal amid treacherous machinery. Their soot-stained faces remind Emma of the little brother she lost long ago, and she begins leaving stolen food on families’ doorsteps, and marking the miners’ bills as paid. Though Emma’s actions draw ire from the mine owner and police captain, they lead to an alliance with a charismatic miner who offers to help her expose the truth. And as the lines blur between what is legal and what is just, Emma must risk everything to follow her conscience. “Wiseman offers heartbreaking and historically accurate depictions . . . a powerful story.” —Publishers Weekly “Heartrending and strongly drawn.” —Booklist Includes an excerpt from Ellen Marie Wiseman’s newest novel, The Orphan Collector

The Independent

The Independent
  • Author : Leonard Bacon,Joseph Parrish Thompson,Richard Salter Storrs,Joshua Leavitt,Henry Ward Beecher,Theodore Tilton,Henry Chandler Bowen,William Hayes Ward,Hamilton Holt,Fabian Franklin,Harold de Wolf Fuller,Christian Archibald Herter
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1900
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : PSU:000020206956
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Black Lung

Black Lung
  • Author : Alan Derickson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-04-11
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 9780801471544
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Summary : In the definitive history of a twentieth-century public health disaster, Alan Derickson recounts how for decades after methods of prevention were known hundreds of thousands of American miners suffered and died from black lung, a respiratory illness caused by the inhalation of coal mine dust. The combined failure of government, medicine, and industry to halt the spread of this disease—and even to acknowledge its existence—resulted in a national tragedy, the effects of which are still being felt. The book begins in the late nineteenth century, when the disorders brought on by exposure to coal mine dust was first identified as components of a debilitating and distinctive illness. For several decades thereafter, coal miners’ dust disease was accepted, in both lay and professional circles, as a major industrial disease. Derickson describes how after the turn of the century medical professionals and industry representatives worked to discredit and supplant knowledge about black lung, with such success that this disease ceased to be recognized. Many authorities maintained that breathing coal mine dust was actually beneficial to health. Derickson shows that activists ultimately forced society to overcome its complacency about this deadly and preventable disease. He chronicles the growth of an unprecedented movement—from the turn-of-the-century miners’ union, to the social medicine activists in the mid-twentieth century, and the black lung insurgents of the late sixties—which eventually won landmark protections and compensation with the enactment of the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act in 1969. An extraordinary work of scholarship, Black Lung exposes the enormous human cost of producing the energy source responsible for making the United States the world’s preeminent industrial nation. The book also provides a stark warning about the risks of ignoring or denying the existence of an occupational disease. Americans today are paying dearly for the decades when black lung was not recognized: compensation to disabled miners and their families has cost more than thirty billion dollars thus far. More important, society’s denial of the dangers of coal mine dust shortened and impoverished the lives of miners, who today are too often breathless and displaced, destroyed by their work.

Digging a Hole to Heaven

Digging a Hole to Heaven
  • Author : S. D. Nelson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-09-02
  • Total pages :64
  • ISBN : 9781613126806
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Summary : At 12 years old, Conall has already worked in the coal mines of West Virginia for two years. He spends his days deep underground with his faithful mule, Angel, carting loads of coal back and forth between the coal seams and the main shaft, where elevators take the coal up to the surface. One day a tunnel collapses, and his brother is trapped with others on the wrong side! How can Conall and Angel help to save them?Mixing archival images with his original artwork, in this historical fiction picture book acclaimed author and illustrator S. D. Nelson gives voice to the poverty, grueling labor, and dangerous conditions experienced by child laborers across our nation in the past, echoing conditions today, especially for migrant fieldworkers. Praise for Digging a Hole to Heaven "Nelson’s acrylic-paint illustrations are gritty and realistic; more evocative still are the historical photographs that appear on nearly every page. A useful and thorough piece of work combining fiction and nonfiction, with an extensive author’s note detailing the history of coal mining." --Kirkus Reviews

Pennsylvania School Journal

Pennsylvania School Journal
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1873
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : HARVARD:32044102791027
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Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night

Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night
  • Author : Barbara J. Taylor
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-06-16
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 9781617752858
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Summary : Nominated for a 2014 Lime Award for Excellence in Fiction Named a Best Book of Summer 2014 by Publishers Weekly Named a Pick of the Week for the week of June 30th by Publishers Weekly "An earnest, well-done historical novel that skillfully blends fact and fiction." --Publishers Weekly "A profound story of how one unforeseen event may tear a family apart, but another can just as unexpectedly bring them back together again." --Publishers Weekly, Best Book of Summer 2014 Pick "Solomon enticingly described the novel Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night by Barbara J. Taylor (Akashic), set in a coal-mining town in 1913, as 'one of those sit on the couch and don't bother me' reads." --Shelf Awareness, NCIBA Spring Rep Picks "An absolute gem of a book filled with beautiful characters and classical writing techniques rarely seen in modern literature." --The Christian Manifesto, Top Fiction Pick of 2014 "This story is at once poignant and hopeful, spiced up by such characters as Billy Sunday, the revivalist, and Grief, the specter who haunts Grace to the very edge of sanity. A rich debut." --Historical Novel Society "Like Dickens, the novel faces family tragedy, in this case the town blaming 8-year-old Violet Morgan for her older sister's death. As her parents fall victim to their own vices, Violet learns how to form her own friendships to survive." --Arts.Mic "A fantastic novel worthy of the greatest accolades. Writing a book about a historical event can be difficult, as is crafting a bestseller, but Barbara J. Taylor is successful at both." --Downtown Magazine "Taylor's careful attention to detail and her deep knowledge of the community and its people give the novel a welcome gravity." --The Columbus Dispatch "One of the most compelling books I've ever read...a haunting story that will stay with the reader long after reading this novel." --Story Circle Book Reviews "Rave reviews are pouring in for this historical novel of a family tragedy." --The Halifax Reader, "6 New Books to Look for in July" "This well-written book is peopled with characters the reader can really care about and captures the feeling of a gritty twentieth century coal mining community." --Breakthrough, newsletter of the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation "Like all good historical fiction, I learned from this novel." --Time 2 Read "This book has...prizewinner written all over it....Worth the read!" --I've Read This "This haunting story of tragedy and hope in an early twentieth century mining town is...an expertly crafted arrow that shoots straight for the heart. Reminiscent of classics such as How Green Was My Valley...this book is a must-read for fans of character-driven, authentic historical fiction." --Amy Drown Blog Almost everyone in town blames eight-year-old Violet Morgan for the death of her nine-year-old sister, Daisy. Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night opens on September 4, 1913, two months after the Fourth of July tragedy. Owen, the girls' father, "turns to drink" and abandons his family. Their mother Grace falls victim to the seductive powers of Grief, an imagined figure who has seduced her off-and-on since childhood. Violet forms an unlikely friendship with Stanley Adamski, a motherless outcast who works in the mines as a breaker boy. During an unexpected blizzard, Grace goes into premature labor at home and is forced to rely on Violet, while Owen is "off being saved" at a Billy Sunday Revival. Inspired by a haunting family story, Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night blends real life incidents with fiction to show how grace can be found in the midst of tragedy.