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Paul Shackel on his new book, The Ruined Anthracite

by on January 30, 2024

The Ruined Anthracite: Historical Trauma in Coal-Mining Communities is a deep dive into the lived experiences of people in the anthracite region of Pennsylvania during the late nineteenth century up through the present day. You explore the nuances of working-class labor, culture, and society while also addressing larger issues of how environmental devastation and unchecked capitalism have left long-lasting, if not irrevocable, scars on the landscape and the generations of people who have lived here.

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