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Anthracite Coal Communities

Nature volume 70, pages 220221 (07 July 1904) | Download Citation



THE great strike of 1902, which cost 20,000,000l. and led to the intervention of the President of the United States, induced Dr. Roberts to make an exhaustive study of the 630,000 persons deriving subsistence from the production of the anthracite collieries of Pennsylvania, and his book should be studied by all interested in the evolution of industrial society. The coalfields are situated in the north-eastern portion of Pennsylvania, and consist of scattered deposits of anthracite covering an area of 480 square miles. The mining population represents some twenty-six different races, one-half being Slavs. Anthracite mining is about eighty years old.

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