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Author Bartoletti, Susan Campbell.

Title Growing up in coal country / Susan Campbell Bartoletti.

Imprint Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 1996.

Copies

Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Special Collections  331.3822334 B285g 1996    ---  Lib Use Only
 Axe Special Collections  331.3822334 B285g 1996 c.2  ---  Lib Use Only
 Eureka Juvenile Non-Fiction  J331.3 Bar    ---  Available
 Nettels Non-Fiction  331.3 BARTOLETTI    ---  Available
 PCMS Non-Fiction  331.3 BARTOLETTI c.23  ---  Available
 PCMS Non-Fiction  331.3 BARTOLETTI c.11  ---  Available
 PCMS Non-Fiction  331.3 BARTOLETTI c.24  ---  Available
 PCMS Non-Fiction  331.3 BARTOLETTI c.12  ---  Available
 PCMS Non-Fiction  331.3 BARTOLETTI c.25  ---  Available
 PCMS Non-Fiction  331.3 BARTOLETTI c.13  ---  Available

Description 127 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 123-126).
Summary Describes what life was like, especially for children, in coal mines and mining towns in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Study Program Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning MG RL 6.8 3.0 PCMS
Contents Introduction: The Stories I heard -- The Breaker boys: The Breaker -- The Boys and the breaker boss -- High spirits -- Dangerous conditions -- Nippers, spraggers, and mule drivers: The Mines -- Nippers -- Spraggers -- Mule drivers -- The Courage of Martin Crahan -- William McKinney and his mule -- Mules and rats: The Sweethearts of the mine -- Harbingers of bad fortune -- The Miner and his butty: The Work begins -- The Freedom of the mines -- Working conditions -- Dangers in the mines -- Superstitions -- The Patch village: Company houses -- Monday, wash day -- The Company store -- The Culm banks -- School -- After a hard day's work: Quitting time -- Recreation -- Payday -- Old-world ways -- The Black Maria: The Worst offense -- The Black Maria -- Major tragedies -- Strike!: The Greatest honor -- Conclusion: The Legacy of coal country.
Awards American Library Association Notable Children's Book 1997
Subject Child labor -- Pennsylvania -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Coal miners -- Pennsylvania -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Immigrants -- Pennsylvania -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Anthracite coal industry -- Pennsylvania -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Coal mines and mining -- Pennsylvania -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Coal miners.
Coal mines and mining.
ISBN 0395778476 (hardcover)
9780395778470 (hardcover)
0395979145 (pbk.)
9780395979143 (pbk.)

 
    
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