By DAVITT MCATEER

New paperback variation with an creation by means of Robert B. Reich

Monongah: The Tragic tale of the 1907 Monongah Mine Disaster documents the occasions and stipulations that resulted in the worst commercial twist of fate within the heritage of the us. This mining coincidence claimed enormous quantities of lives at the morning of December 6, 1907 and McAteer, a professional on mine and office healthiness and security, delves deeply into the industrial forces and social-political panorama of the mining groups of north imperative West Virginia to reveal the reality in the back of this tragedy. After approximately thirty years of exhaustive examine, McAteer determines that as regards to 500 males and boys—many of them immigrants—lost their lives that day, leaving thousands of ladies widowed and multiple thousand young children orphaned. 

The tragedy at Monongah resulted in a better wisdom of business operating stipulations, and eventually to the Federal Coal Mine overall healthiness and security Act of 1969, which McAteer helped to enact. This new paperback version comprises an creation via Robert B. Reich, Chancellor’s Professor of Public coverage on the collage of California at Berkeley and Secretary of work throughout the Clinton administration.

 

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