Reckoning at Eagle Creek : the secret legacy of coal in the heartland / Jeff Biggers
- Biggers, Jeff, 1963-
- New York : Nation Books, 
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- Physical Description:
- xviii, 300 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
- Prologue: In Coal Blood -- Introduction. Mr. President, Welcome to the Saudi Arabia of Coal -- Ch. 1. 4-5 Hours: The Choices We Made -- Ch. 2. In the Name of the Shawnee: Removing the Earth's Liver -- Ch. 3. Black Diamonds, Black Lives: The Entangled Roots of Slavery and Coal -- Ch. 4. Who Killed the Miners? The Anatomy of Denial -- Ch. 5. Black Waters, Black Waters: The Murder of Little Egypt -- Ch. 6. The Short Swift Time of Clean Coal on Earth: Dirty Coal Has Left the Building -- Epilogue: The Last Eagle Creekers -- Coalfield and Climate Change Resources and Organizations.
- "Award-winning journalist and cultural historian Jeff Biggers takes us on a journey into the secret history of coal mining in the American heartland. Set in the ruins of his family's strip-mined homestead in the Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois, Biggers delivers a deeply personal portrait of the largely overlooked human and environmental costs of our nation's dirty energy policy." "Reckoning at Eagle Creek digs deep into the tangled roots of the coal industry beginning with the policies of Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson, chronicling the removal of Native Americans and the hidden story of legally sanctioned black slavery in the land of Lincoln. It uncovers a century of regulatory negligence, vividly describing the epic mining wars for union recognition and workplace safety, and the devastating consequences of industrial strip-mining."--BOOK JACKET.
- 9781568584218 (hardcover : alk. paper) and 1568584210 (hardcover : alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references ( pages 269-283) and index.
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