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Author Robertson, David, 1966-

Title Hard as the rock itself : place and identity in the American mining town / David Robertson
Edition First paperback edition
Published Boulder, Colo. : University Press of Colorado, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 216 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Mining the American West
Mining the American West.
Contents ""Cover""; ""Copyright""; ""Contents""; ""List of Illustrations""; ""Preface""; ""1. INTRODUCTION""; ""The Mining Imaginary""; ""Place, Identity, and the Mining Landscape""; ""2. TOLUCA""; ""The Longwall Mining District""; ""A ""Rip-Roaring"" Town""; ""Mine Closure and Community Survival""; ""Mining�s Legacies""; ""Saving the Jumbos""; ""Reclaiming the Jumbos""; ""3. COKEDALE""; ""The Trinidad Coal Field""; ""A Model Company Town""; ""The Utopian Myth""; ""Mine Closure and Community Survival""; ""Life and Landscape in the Post-Mining Era""; ""Preserving Cokedale""; ""4. PICHER""
""The Tri-State Mining District""""Landscape and Identity in Early Picher""; ""“Sores Beyond Cure�""; ""Hard As the Rock Itself""; ""Mine Closure and Community Survival""; ""The Tragedy of Tar Creek""; ""Whither Relocation?""; ""The “Town that Jack Built�""; ""5. CONCLUSION""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""Q""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""U""; ""V""; ""W""; ""Y""; ""Z""
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-208) and index
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Subject Cities and towns -- United States -- Social conditions.
Coal mines and mining -- Colorado -- Cokedale -- History.
Coal mines and mining -- Illinois -- Toluca -- History.
Group identity -- United States -- Case studies.
Mines and mineral resources -- Oklahoma -- Picher -- History.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2006015016
ISBN 1607320681 (electronic bk.)
9781607320685 (electronic bk.)
(hardcover ; alk. paper)
(hardcover ; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)