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    The Children of the Coal LaToya Washington Dr. Daniel Bush Western Civilization II May 9 2017 This paper will address the painful reality of the lives of child labor. This paper will be derived from scholarly throughout time to address; how our world today has changed due to the death and upheaval of small nimble bodies of children. This paper looks and explores the lives of, mainly orphans, children of the Industrial Revolution. Although our world as we know it has changed for the better; has credit been given where it is due, and that is to the children of the industrial revolution. Childhood to the generations after the Industrial Revolution seems so simple; friendships, school, playing…

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    As a book told in the fiction context, King Coal by Upton Sinclair describes the gruesome, harsh reality of working in the coal industry in the 1910 from mining issues such as the hopes of getting a job in the industry of coal in the western states of the United States, the harsh mining conditions, and miners being taken advantage of by their bosses. The book discusses two mining in general locations where all the stories are told by Sinclair himself: Rocky Mountain and Pedro (6). The author 's…

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    Child Labor In The 1800s

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    continuous labor, and work in bad air and dangerous conditions. According to Child Labor: An American History, “When performed for ten, eleven, or twelve hours per day, work as a spinner was quite physically and mentally demanding” (Hindman 162). Furthermore, these employees would only earn cents a day, “the factories paid the girls six cents a pound” (Gourley 39). Not only was this work exhausting, but dangerous, Mary Paul describes the dangerous conditions, “Last Thursday one girl fell down…

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    Devil's Triangle Essay

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    Tennessee you will find a dying coal mining community. A community that was once full of joyous people who lived simple. There were six days of hard labor and then a day of rest. The people who lived here believed in work. They were hard working people who were not afraid to get their hands dirty, but in most cases, their lungs. “Coal mining, beginning in the 1870s, for a time was the major employer in the Triangle area.” (Devil’s Triangle) Most men in this area were coal miners who risked their…

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    The coal mining industry allows our society to thrive by providing consistent job opportunities and a stable cash flow for our economy. The fear of coal mining, however, still resides within our society. The devastating deaths that occur during mining disasters are a prominent, but negative, impact of the coal mining industry. The Big Branch coal mining disaster illustrates that technology is good in specified ways and bad in other specified ways because of the economic benefits the industry…

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    “I don’t think I’m any different than a school teacher or a doctor we all have a job to do and were trained to do it” (Coal a Love Story). The Sago mining disaster is just one of the numerous mining disasters that were easily preventable. The miners that perished rely on coal for their income and many had no choice but to go into the industry. The world has a love-hate relationship with coal. It is often very “on again off again”. During World War II coal production was at an all-time high.…

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    The American industrial revolution of the 1800s was powered by coal. This newly harnessed energy source is what made the industrial innovations, like the fabrication of steel and iron, of the 1800s possible. In the early days of its mining, 1840, only 7,000 men were mining coal in America, but by 1870 the number of miners increased to 186,000. This increase was only the beginning. In 1900 the number of miners had surged to as many as 677,000. With the increase of workers came the increase of…

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    Essay On Miner Culture

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    Introduction To truly understand the mining industry, one must look at its roots; from ancient times, gold, silver, copper, coal, and other valuable items have been mined. Described as pioneers and often a subset of culture, miners developed a distinctive ethos, which defined them and was passed down from generation to generation. This principle of miner brotherhood dictated acceptable practices including: the labor-intensive day-to-day functions, the risks associated with carving into nature,…

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    Turnbull argues that while Canals did not necessarily alter the market structure for coal, they did materially affect other aspects of the coal industry. Additionally, the development of canals and other infrastructure systems leading up to the industrial revolution serve as an important lesson on the importance of infrastructure development on the economy in Britain. Canals had a significant impact on the structure and efficiency of the British economy. First, canals affected the structure of…

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    Many of them were Hurriers, people that moved the coal from the face (the area where the coal was cut) to the horse ways (the area of the main passages where horses were used for hauling) ("The Coal Mines Industrial Revolution” 1). When moving the coal to different locations women would haul tubs of coal by rope/chain; the chain would pass underneath the women’s body, in between her legs and connect itself to the women’s waist. Teams of women were also employed to use a windlass to lift coal and…

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