SOURCE: New York Times
In a region still marked by rampant inequality, the public forgetting of the Battle of Blair Mountain seems like a concerted effort to suppress working people's history.
SOURCE: Economic Policy Institute
by Dave Kamper
"In many mining regions in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, mine companies for all practical purposes were the government."
SOURCE: Mother Jones
African Americans were an important, but largely forgotten, presence in the mining industry of the far west, a story that connects race, national expansion, and labor politics in the Gilded Age.
by Roland Ennos
Industrializing America's infrastructure was much more likely than Europe's to be made of wood. This accident of nature and geography helped drive rapid expansion, but today means much of the 19th century built environment of the United States has vanished.
SOURCE: The Spokesman-Review
Historian Adam Sowards' most recent work "An Open Pit Visible from the Moon" delves into the effort to block the mining of Miners Ridge in the Glacier Peak Wilderness Area.
Humans have been spewing pollution into the atmosphere for a long, long time
by Gregory Kosc and Bradley J. Borougerdi
Westerners are still profiting from crimes against the Congolese people.
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