The Resource Hard as the rock itself : place and identity in the American mining town, David Robertson

Hard as the rock itself : place and identity in the American mining town, David Robertson

Label
Hard as the rock itself : place and identity in the American mining town
Title
Hard as the rock itself
Title remainder
place and identity in the American mining town
Statement of responsibility
David Robertson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The first intensive analysis of sense of place in American mining towns, Hard as the Rock Itself: Place and Identity in the American Mining Town provides rare insight into the struggles and rewards of life in these communities. David Robertson contends that these communities - often characterized in scholarly and literary works as derelict, as sources of debasing moral influence, and as scenes of environmental decay - have a strong and enduring sense of place and have even embraced some of the signs of so-called dereliction
Member of
Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
307.76/60973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9548.T65
LC item number
R63 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Mining the American West
Label
Hard as the rock itself : place and identity in the American mining town, David Robertson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The mining imaginary : place, identity, and the mining landscape -- Toluca : the Longwall mining district. A "rip-roaring" town. Mine closure and community survival. Mining's legacies. Saving the jumbos. Reclaiming the jumbos -- Cokedale : the Trinidad coal field. A model company town. The utopian myth. Mine closure and community survival. Life and landscape in the post-mining era. Preserving Cokedale -- Picher : the tri-state mining district. Landscape and identity in early Picher. "Sores beyond cure." Hard as the rock itself. Mine closure and community survival. The tragedy of Tar Creek. Whither relocation? The "town that Jack built" -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn775301690
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781457109645
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
54c388d5-a0fb-400e-ba2c-935858fcc986
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b26283086
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)775301690
  • ebsco0870819771

Library Locations

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      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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