Monongah: The Tragic Story Of The 1907 Monongah Mine Disaster by Davitt McateerMonongah: The Tragic Story Of The 1907 Monongah Mine Disaster by Davitt Mcateer

Monongah: The Tragic Story Of The 1907 Monongah Mine Disaster

byDavitt Mcateer

Paperback | April 1, 2014

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New paperback edition with an introduction by Robert B. Reich

Monongah: The Tragic Story of the 1907 Monongah Mine Disaster documents the events and conditions that led to the worst industrial accident in the history of the United States. This mining accident claimed hundreds of lives on the morning of December 6, 1907 and McAteer, an expert on mine and workplace health and safety, delves deeply into the economic forces and social-political landscape of the mining communities of north central West Virginia to expose the truth behind this tragedy. After nearly thirty years of exhaustive research, McAteer determines that close to 500 men and boys—many of them immigrants—lost their lives that day, leaving hundreds of women widowed and more than one thousand children orphaned. 

The tragedy at Monongah led to a greater awareness of industrial working conditions, and ultimately to the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969, which McAteer helped to enact. This new paperback edition includes an introduction by Robert B. Reich, Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and Secretary of Labor during the Clinton administration.

 
Davitt McAteer is internationally recognized as an expert on mine and workplace health and safety. He worked with consumer advocate Ralph Nader to help enact the landmark 1969 Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act. During the 1970s, he led the safety and health programs of the United Mine Workers of America and founded the Occupation...
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Title:Monongah: The Tragic Story Of The 1907 Monongah Mine DisasterFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.9 inPublished:April 1, 2014Publisher:West Virginia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1938228898

ISBN - 13:9781938228896

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"[Monongah] is a compelling, cautionary tale of avarice and corruption, as well as a testament to the ultimate resilience of exploited people."
Shirley Stewart BurnsThe Journal of Southern History

"McAteer's work is undeniably significant and his extensive research is evident."
Joshua StahlmanPennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies