Coal in our Veins: A Personal Journey

Ebook Details


Erin Ann Thomas

Year 2012
Pages 248
Publisher Utah State University Press
Language en
ISBN 9780874218633
File Size 2.03 MB
File Format PDF
Download Counter 80
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Ebook Description

In Coal in Our Veins, Erin Thomas employs historical research, autobiography, and journalism to intertwine the history of coal, her ancestors' lives mining coal, and the societal and environmental impacts of the United States' dependency on coal as an energy source. In the first part of her book, she visits Wales, native ground of British coal mining and of her emigrant ancestors. The Thomases' move to the coal region of Utah—where they witnessed the Winter Quarters and Castle Gate mine explosions, two of the worst mining disasters in American history—and the history of coal development in Utah form the second part.