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“Wearing Their Own Tombstones on Their Backs”: Globalization and the Coalfields of Alabama and Colombia, 1970–2003

Robert H. Woodrum

in Migration and the Transformation of the Southern Workplace since 1945

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034034
eISBN:
9780813038261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034034.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines migration in two important ways. First, it addresses the transformation of coal mining in Alabama as deep-mining gave way to strip-mining throughout the state. This created ... More


Combating Mountaintop Removal: New Directions in the Fight against Big Coal

Bryan T. McNeil

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036439
eISBN:
9780252093463
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036439.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Drawing on powerful personal testimonies of the hazards of mountaintop removal in southern West Virginia, this book critically examines the fierce conflicts over this violent and increasingly ... More


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