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Joint Lines

Mark Casson

in The World's First Railway System: Enterprise, Competition, and Regulation on the Railway Network in Victorian Britain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199213979
eISBN:
9780191707469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213979.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Organization Studies

There were over 1,000 route miles of jointly-owned track on the British railways system, and several joint stations too. Joint ownership did not imply co-operation, however. Joint lines often marked ... More


Introduction

Hester Barron

in The 1926 Miners' Lockout: Meanings of Community in the Durham Coalfield

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199575046
eISBN:
9780191722196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575046.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

After a brief account of the events of 1926, this introductory chapter outlines the different ways in which the concept of community has been treated in the existing literature, and particularly the ... More


Regional Developments and National Trends

John Hatcher

in The History of the British Coal Industry: Volume 1: Before 1700: Towards the Age of Coal

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198282822
eISBN:
9780191684418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198282822.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Economic History

This chapter discusses general tendencies in medieval and early modern coal mining. One such general tendency bestowed a critical role upon location. Variations in costs of production frequently ... More


The Coalfields of Britain

John Hatcher

in The History of the British Coal Industry: Volume 1: Before 1700: Towards the Age of Coal

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198282822
eISBN:
9780191684418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198282822.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Economic History

This chapter discusses the coalfields of Britain including those in the Northeast, Scotland, Cumberland, Lancashire, Yorkshire, North Wales, South Wales, the West Midlands, the East Midlands and the ... More


Finding His Bearings

Burnis R. Morris

in Carter G. Woodson: History, the Black Press, and Public Relations

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496814074
eISBN:
9781496814111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496814074.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses Carter G. Woodson’s early years and influences that allowed him to prevail against heavy odds. His world view was heavily influenced by the teachings of his illiterate father, ... More


Local history today

John Beckett

in Writing Local History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719029509
eISBN:
9781781700679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719029509.003.0011
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter focuses on the status of current local history. Today local history needs to be issue driven, and should not just be source driven. A local historian might become interested in studying ... More


Water Quality and Natural Resources in the Green River Basin

Brad D. Lee, Tanja N. Williamson, and Angela S. Crain

in Water in Kentucky: Natural History, Communities, and Conservation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813168685
eISBN:
9780813169941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168685.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter examines the water quality and resources of the 370-mile-long Green River and the surrounding wetlands, reservoirs, and streams. This river demonstrates the interrelation between ... More


Professional Inspectors for a Disaster-Prone Industry

Ronald L. Lewis

in Welsh Americans: A History of Assimilation in the Coalfields

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832202
eISBN:
9781469605814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887905_lewis.9
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter focuses on the dangers of the mines, which were among the most dangerous places in the nineteenth-century world. Prior to the establishment of mine inspections in Pennsylvania in 1870, ... More


Into the Crucible: The Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad and the Black Industrial Worker, 1870–1900

Cicero M. Fain III

in Black Huntington: An Appalachian Story

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042591
eISBN:
9780252051432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042591.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the period from 1870 to 1900, a time in which African Americans increasing move into the capitalist-wage system to better their circumstance. It highlights the criticality of ... More


Depletion of Social Capital in Coalfield Communities1

Shannon Elizabeth Bell

in Fighting King Coal: The Challenges to Micromobilization in Central Appalachia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262034340
eISBN:
9780262333597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034340.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Chapter 3 begins with a description of how the dimensions of social capital–network ties, trust, and shared social norms–are critical to the generation of solidarity, the first of the necessary ... More


Becoming, and Un-Becoming, an Activist

Shannon Elizabeth Bell

in Fighting King Coal: The Challenges to Micromobilization in Central Appalachia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262034340
eISBN:
9780262333597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034340.003.0011
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

There were five non-activist Photovoice participants who, during the course of the Photovoice project, became involved with the environmental justice movement. Chapter 10 reveals the events and ... More


Comparative Prosperity Arrives: September 1933–April 1935

Christopher Wilkinson

in Big Band Jazz in Black West Virginia, 1930-1942

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031687
eISBN:
9781617031694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031687.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter discusses the evidence of the comparative economic prosperity enjoyed by black Mountaineers in West Virginia following the implementation of New Deal policies as reflected in a dramatic ... More


Mr. Perry’s Sweet Shop and a New Old Time Dance

Susan Eike Spalding

in Appalachian Dance: Creativity and Continuity in Six Communities

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038549
eISBN:
9780252096457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038549.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter examines the role of of cultural exchange in the evolution of old time dancing and the creation of a new style in dance in the coal town of Dante in Russell County, Virginia. It begins ... More


What Are We Fighting For?

Bryan T. McNeil

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036439
eISBN:
9780252093463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036439.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter discusses how knowledge of the mountains and getting along in them has taken on renewed importance with the advance of mountaintop removal coal mining and restructuring in the coal ... More


Gender, Solidarity, and Symbolic Capital

Bryan T. McNeil

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036439
eISBN:
9780252093463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036439.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter considers the significance of prominent women's leadership in the movement to stop mountaintop removal. The prominence of women in leadership positions is a signature characteristic of ... More


The Miners

in Gresford: The Anatomy of a Disaster

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238928
eISBN:
9781846313240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313240.013
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter considers North Wales miners' apparent lack of concern for their own safety. It suggests that there are certain characteristics of the coalfield which persisted over sufficiently long ... More


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