The Resource A way of work and a way of life : coal mining in Thurber, Texas, 1888-1926, Marilyn D. Rhinehart

A way of work and a way of life : coal mining in Thurber, Texas, 1888-1926, Marilyn D. Rhinehart

Label
A way of work and a way of life : coal mining in Thurber, Texas, 1888-1926
Title
A way of work and a way of life
Title remainder
coal mining in Thurber, Texas, 1888-1926
Statement of responsibility
Marilyn D. Rhinehart
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In 1888 Robert D. Hunter and the Texas & Pacific Coal Company founded the town of Thurber on the site of Johnson Mines, a small coalmining village on the western edge of North Central Texas where Palo Pinto, Erath, and Eastland counties converged. William Whipple and Harvey E
  • In some respects, the town mirrored the work and culture of bituminous coal mining communities throughout the United States. Like most, it experienced labor upheaval that reached a dramatic climax in 1903 when the United Mine Workers, emboldened and strengthened by successes in other parts of the Southwest, organized Thurber's miners
  • Johnson first established a small community there in 1886 as the railroads' demand for coal enhanced the possibility of financial reward for entrepreneurs willing to risk the effort to tap the thin bituminous coal veins that lay beneath the ground. Where the first comers failed, Hunter and his stockholders prevailed. For almost forty years the company mined coal and owned and operated a town that by 1910 served as home to more than three thousand residents
  • Marilyn Rhinehart examines the culture of the miners' work, the demographics and social life of the community, and the benefits and constraints of life in a company town. Above all she demonstrates the features both at work and after work of a culture shaped by the occupation of coal mining
  • Unlike elsewhere, however, the miners' success at Thurber was not fraught with violence and loss of life; furthermore, in the strike's aftermath good relations generally characterized employer/employee negotiations
  • The coal mine represented much more than a way of making a living to the miners of Thurber, Texas, in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries--it represented a way of life. Coal mining dominated Thurber's work life, and miners dominated its social life. The large immigrant population that filled the mines in Thurber had arrived from more than a dozen nations, which lent a certain distinctiveness to this Texas town
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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
338.2/724/09764551
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD8039.M615
LC item number
R47 1992eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Texas A & M southwestern studies
Series volume
no. 9
Label
A way of work and a way of life : coal mining in Thurber, Texas, 1888-1926, Marilyn D. Rhinehart
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-159) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Laying the Foundation -- II. The Subterranean Community -- III. A Way of Life: Benevolent Despotism versus Worker Control -- IV. The Struggle for the Individual and the Union, 1888-1903 -- V. Boom to Bust in Unionized Thurber
Control code
ocm44957339
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 167 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585175089
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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.b36703278
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)44957339
  • ebscoaca058517508X

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