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An Archaeology of Structural ViolenceLife in a Twentieth-Century Coal Town$
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Michael P. Roller

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780813056081

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813056081.001.0001

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History of the Anthracite Region, 1830 to 1897

History of the Anthracite Region, 1830 to 1897

(p.31) 2 History of the Anthracite Region, 1830 to 1897
An Archaeology of Structural Violence

Michael P. Roller

University Press of Florida

Chapter 2 provides a historical context of the Anthracite region against the background of industrialization, modernity, and mass immigration. In this chapter the development of the anthracite industry is inextricably linked to broader historical contingencies. Global depressions, political developments, and mass migrations shaped the social and economic patterns in the region.

Keywords:   Anthracite, industrialization, modernity, mass immigration

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