Documentation and Selected Bibliography

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Selected Bibliography

Primary Sources

    Government Documents
  • Massachusetts. Report of the Attorney General for the Year Ending. Boston, MA : Attorney
    General's Office, 1900.
  • West Virginia. Inspection Reports of the Department of Mines in the State of West Virginia,
    Morgantown, WV: West Virginia University, 1970.
  • United States, Bureau of Mines. Bulletin. Washington, D.C. : U.S. G.P.O., 1922
  • United States. Bureau of Mines. Report on Gas and Dust Explosion at Federal No. 3, New England Fuel and Transportation Company, Everettville, W.Va., April 30, 1927 by George S. McCaa and H.C. Howarth.
  • Information circular, Bureau of Mines. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, 1929.Company Records
  • New England Association of Gas Engineers. Proceedings of the New England Association of Gas
    Engineers at the ... Annual Meeting.
    New Bedford, Mass: New Bedford Printing, 1901.
  • Standard Statistics Company. Standard Corporation Service, Daily Revised. New York: Standard Statistics Company, Inc, 1914.
    News Papers and Periodicals
  • Charleston Gazette, West Virginia, 1927.
  • Coal Age, 1920-1928.
  • Fairmont Times, 1927.
  • Fayette Tribune, 1990.
  • Morgantown New Dominion, 1927.
  • New York Times, 1920-1927.
  • Washington Post, 1920-1927.
  • The Union Miner, 1925-1927.
  • Lee, Howard B. Bloodletting in Appalachia, The Story of West Virginia’s Four Major Mine Wars and Other Thrilling Incidents of Its Coal Fields. Morgantown: West Virginia University, 1969.
  • Densmore, Raymond E. The Coal Miner in Appalachia. Parsons, West Virginia: McClain Printing Company, 1977.

Secondary Sources

  • Aldrich, Mark. Safety First: Technology, Labor, and Business in the Building of American Work Safety, 1870 – 1939. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 1997.
  • Alton, Adams. “New England Gas and Coke.” Journal of Political Economy 11:2. March 1903.
  • Armstead, Robert. Black Days, Black Dust: The Memories of an African American Coal Miner. Knoxville: The University of Tennessee Press, 2002.
  • Bott, Matthias W. “Some Aspects of the Coal Mining Industry in Monongalia County, West Virginia.” MA Thesis, West Virginia University, 1949.
  • Buckley, Geoffrey L. Extracting Appalachia: Images of the Consolodation Coal Company, 1910- 1945. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2004.
  • Cohen, Stan. King Coal: A Pictoral Heritage of West Virginia Coal Mining. Charleston: Pictoral Histories Publishing Company, 1984.
  • Conley, Phil. History of the West Virginia Coal Industry. Charleston: Education Foundation, Inc., 1960.
  • Conlin, Joseph R. The American Past: A Survey of American History. Belmont: Thompson Wadsworth, 2007.
  • Corbin, David Alan. Life, Work, and Rebellion in the Coal Fields: The Southern West Virginia Miners, 1880-1922. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1981.
  • Core, Earl L. The Monongalia Story: A Bicentennial Histoty. Parsons: McClain Printing Company, 1982.
  • Denehy, John William. A History of Brookline, Massachusetts, from the First Settlement of Muddy River Until the Present Time; 1630-1906; Commemorating the Two Hundredth Anniversary of the Town, Based on the Early Records and Other Authorities and Arranged by Leading Subjects. Containing Portraits and Sketches of the Town's Prominent Men Past and Present; Also Illustrations of Public Buildings and Residences. Brookline: Brookline Press Co, 1906.
  • Dillon, Lacy A. They Died in the Darkness. Parsons: McClain Print. Co., 1976.
  • Dix, Kieth. What's a Coal Miner to Do? The Mechanization of Coal Mining, Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1988.
  • ---- Work Relations in the Coal Industry: The Hand-Loading Era, 1880-1930. Morgantown: Institute for Labor Studies, Division of Social and Economic Development, Center for Extension and Continuing Education, West Virginia University, 1977.
  • Emmet, Boris. Labor Relations in the Fairmont, West Virginia, Bituminous Coal Field. Bulletin United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, no. 361 miscellaneous series. Washington: G.P.O.,1924.
  • Fones-Wolf, Kenneth, and Ronald L. Lewis. “Introduction: Networks Large and Small.” in Transnational West Virginia: Ethnic Communities and Economic Change, 1840-1940.ed. Kenneth Fones-Wolf and Ronald L. Lewis. Morgantown: West Virginia UniversityPress, 2002.
  • Goin, Peter and Elizabeth Raymond. “Living in Anthracite: Mining Landscape and Sense of Place in Wyoming Valley, Pennsylvania.” The Public Historian. vol 23. Spring 2001.
  • Gorn, Elliott J. Mother Jones: The Most Dangerous Woman in America. New York: Hill and Wang, 2001.
  • Jackson & Curtis. Stories of Certain Massachusetts Investments. Boston, MA: 1915.
  • Lasslett, John H.M. ed. The United Mine Workers of America: A Model of Industrial Solidarity?University Park, PA: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 1996.
  • Lewis, Ronald L. Transforming the Appalachian Countryside: Railroads, Deforestation, and Social Change in WestVirginia, 1880-1920. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1998.
  • Lunt, Richard D. Law and Order vs the Miners, West Virginia, 1907 – 1933. Hamden: Archon Books, 1979.
  • McAteer, Davitt J. Monongah :The Tragic Story of the Worst Industrial Accident in US History. Morgantown: West Virginia University Press, 2007.
  • Rakes, Paul H. "Acceptable Casualties: Power, Culture, and History in the West Virginia Coalfields, 1900-1945." Ph.D. Diss., University of West Virginia, 2002.
  • --- “West Virginia Coal Mine Fatalities: The Subculture of Danger and a Statistical Overview of the Pre-enforcement Era.” West Virginia History 2, no. 1. Spring 2008.
  • Tams, W. P. The Smokeless Coal Fields of West Virginia. Morgantown: West Virginia University Library, 1963.
  • Trotter, Joe William Jr. Coal, Class, and Color: Blacks in Southern West Virginia. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1990.
  • Williams, John Alexander. Appalachia: A History. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2001.
  • ----- West Virginia: A History.1976. Reprint, Morgantown, WV: West Virginia University, 2001.
  • Whitten, Robert Harvey. Regulation of Public Service Companies in Great Britain, With Supplemental Chapters on the Boston Sliding Scale and Toronto Auction Sale and Maximum Dividend Plans. New York: Public Service Commission for the First District, 1914.
  • Workman, Michael E., Paul Salstrom, and Philip W. Ross. Northern West Viginia Coal Fields: Historical Context. Morgantown: West Virginia University, 1994.
  • Workman, Michael E. “Political Culture and the Coal Economy in the Upper Monongahela Region: 1776-1933.” PhD diss., West Virginia University, 1998.