Religious songs and other items

Religious songs and other items Author Vance Randolph
ISBN-10 0826203000
Release 1980
Pages 460
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Originally published in 1949, this comprehensive gathering of folksongs is being reissued after many years out of print. The renewed interest in folklore among the general public as well as the scholarly community has prompted this publication. The collection comprises four volumes including more than eight hundred songs, indexed by title, by first line, and by contributor and town. Each song is thoroughly annotated. In addition to lyrics, the compiler furnished scores and variant lyrics and titles for each song and listed similarities to other songs along with whatever historical information was available to him. The songs are presented in four volumes. The fourth volume is an assortment of religious songs, hymns, and revival tunes along with sentimental ballads and journalistic pieces. Characteristic of the compiler's careful work is the painstaking accuracy with which dialect peculiarities are preserved. Randolph scrupulously avoided correcting pronunciation or adding missing words or forgotten lines. Because, as he explains in his introduction, many of the people who sang for him were reluctant to have their voices recorded, his texts represent the best possible reproduction of this priceless American folk art. A new introduction by W. K. McNeil, folklorist for the Ozark Folklore Center and book review editor for the Journal of American Folklore, comments on Randolph's importance to the field of American folklore and the significance of this work in particular.

Only a Miner s Daughter

Only a Miner s Daughter Author H. E. Roese
ISBN-10 0956029450
Release 2012
Pages 145
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Only a Miner s Daughter has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Only a Miner s Daughter also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Only a Miner s Daughter book for free.

Rhymes of the Mines Life in the Underground 2nd Edition

Rhymes of the Mines   Life in the Underground 2nd Edition Author
ISBN-10 1931725233
Release 2006
Pages 143
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A collection of poems by and about miners, with selections spanning from the 19th century to today.

Memory of a Miner

Memory of a Miner Author Michael Ruth
ISBN-10 9780990551416
Release 2014-07-04
Pages 278
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It’s a cool, foggy morning in early April 1941. Miners gather at Crummies Creek to organize the day’s picket... standard picketing routine. But this morning’s different, and it doesn’t take long to find that out. “We was just a-millin’ about, a-talkin’ about how we was gonna set up our picket line. All of a sudden, it sounded to me like we was in a war! Bullets was flyin’ all around us. Miners was a-callin’ out to take cover and took to runnin’...” The miners had been ambushed by gun thugs – the “dirty law” hired by the coal owner/operators of that day to strong arm miners and keep them from unionizing. The place was a killing field... and the old miner was right in the thick of it. And because of what he soon discovers, he describes it as the saddest day of his life. “Memory of a Miner” is the true account of one man’s journey as an old-school miner in the southern Appalachian coal mining region of Harlan County, Kentucky, between 1931 and 1959 – the same period that “bloody Harlan” gained its reputation as the battleground for some of the most insidious conflicts over worker’s rights this country has ever known. But despite coal wars at home and the World War abroad, the fun times shared and the friendships made make this the most treasured time of life for most of those who lived it. That was certainly true for this miner and his family! “Memory of a Miner” chronicles the joy and sadness, success and failure, hardship and bounty of this miner on an intimate scale. It is a visitation into the life of a man full or courage, strength and wit who only knew one way to live – all in. Anyone who enjoys a good story will be delighted to discover hilarious, one-of-a-kind real-life adventures recreated by this world-class storyteller. Those with mining in their roots will certainly identify with the day-to-day challenges, risks and victories revisited in Memory of a Miner. Even though it is the recording of one miner’s experience, it truly documents the life and times of all miners of that day In addition, Memory of a Miner retains the historical integrity of the period by weaving facts of record with first-hand accounts of a miner right in the thick of it. Students of southern Appalachian history will appreciate not only the accuracy of the chronicle but also the personal perspective Memory of a Miner affords. Finally, readers who fancy stories about salt-of-the-earth folk who fight for what they believe in...and win...will love the way this book fleshes out the robust day-to-day life of real people who knew how to work hard and play hard. Memory of a Miner is an inspiring commentary on life which we are all drawn to – a real-life story of one who faced daunting challenges and not only persevered, but was truly determined to enjoy life. Personal Note from the Author The inspiration for Memory of a Miner began in seed form a full twenty years ago when I approached my aging dad with the idea of writing a book about his days as an old-school miner in Harlan County. Dad had this captivating knack for telling stories, and his favorite pastime happened to be talking about his mining years, so I was well supplied with the material I needed to put this oral history to paper. And thus the journey began. Countless hours were shared with Dad and Mother in conversation, recording story after story. I then visited places of relevance in Harlan County, speaking with others who also experienced that volatile time firsthand. Finally I spent several more years doing research in order to build out the context of the story. I wrote Memory of a Miner not only to honor my dad but all miners who put their life on the line every day for their family, and to preserve a cherished slice of Southern Appalachian history for my readers. To see more, scroll up and check out the “Look Inside” feature!

Life Flows on in Endless Song

Life Flows on in Endless Song Author Robert V. Wells
ISBN-10 9780252076503
Release 2009
Pages 245
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An engaging survey of what folk songs tell us about the American past

The Civil War Era and Reconstruction

The Civil War Era and Reconstruction Author Mary Ellen Snodgrass
ISBN-10 9781317457916
Release 2015-03-26
Pages 832
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The encyclopedia takes a broad, multidisciplinary approach to the history of the period. It includes general and specific entries on politics and business, labor, industry, agriculture, education and youth, law and legislative affairs, literature, music, the performing and visual arts, health and medicine, science and technology, exploration, life on the Western frontier, family life, slave life, Native American life, women, and more than a hundred influential individuals.

Comparative Perspectives on South Africa

Comparative Perspectives on South Africa Author Ran Greenstein
ISBN-10 9781349262526
Release 2016-07-27
Pages 317
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The book examines South African history and society from a variety of comparative perspectives. It brings together work by scholars based in South Africa, USA and the UK to reflect on the nature and evolution of what was considered for a long time a unique society. Drawing on studies of social, political and intellectual processes elsewhere, the authors seek to place South African developments in a broader context that sheds light on their specific features as well as global relevance.

Death and Dying in the Working Class 1865 1920

Death and Dying in the Working Class  1865 1920 Author Michael K. Rosenow
ISBN-10 9780252097119
Release 2015-04-15
Pages 264
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Michael K. Rosenow investigates working people's beliefs, rituals of dying, and the politics of death by honing in on three overarching questions: How did workers, their families, and their communities experience death? Did various identities of class, race, gender, and religion coalesce to form distinct cultures of death for working people? And how did people's attitudes toward death reflect notions of who mattered in U.S. society? Drawing from an eclectic array of sources ranging from Andrew Carnegie to grave markers in Chicago's potter's field, Rosenow portrays the complex political, social, and cultural relationships that fueled the United States' industrial ascent. The result is an undertaking that adds emotional depth to existing history while challenging our understanding of modes of cultural transmission.

THE VOYAGERS A Day In the Life of a Miner

THE VOYAGERS  A Day In the Life of a Miner Author Michael Walsh
ISBN-10 9781291851694
Release 2014-06-20
Pages 258
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Many ex-coalminers will find in this novel a powerful reminder of their own life 'down the pit' as it skilfully recreates a typical day in the life of Luke, a British coalface worker in the 1970's. Although the main action takes place over a single day and just one shift, the author delves back into Luke's trainee days in the 1950's. But it's not just old miners who will benefit from this story as the author carefully explains the various operations involved in bringing coal out from deep in the ground up to the surface and all the various specialists forming this tremendous team effort, from the shotfirers and rippers to the deputies, belt-end attendants and lamp-room men, electricians and mechanics, the tackle runners and the haulage men, the grease monkeys and the workers at the coal face itself, struggling to maintain productivity in the face of never-ending management demands.

Understanding Bitcoin

Understanding Bitcoin Author Pedro Franco
ISBN-10 9781119019145
Release 2014-10-21
Pages 288
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Discover Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency that has the finance world buzzing Bitcoin is arguably one of the biggest developments in finance since the advent of fiat currency. With Understanding Bitcoin, expert author Pedro Franco provides finance professionals with a complete technical guide and resource to the cryptography, engineering and economic development of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. This comprehensive, yet accessible work fully explores the supporting economic realities and technological advances of Bitcoin, and presents positive and negative arguments from various economic schools regarding its continued viability. This authoritative text provides a step-by-step description of how Bitcoin works, starting with public key cryptography and moving on to explain transaction processing, the blockchain and mining technologies. This vital resource reviews Bitcoin from the broader perspective of digital currencies and explores historical attempts at cryptographic currencies. Bitcoin is, after all, not just a digital currency; it's a modern approach to the secure transfer of value using cryptography. This book is a detailed guide to what it is, how it works, and how it just may jumpstart a change in the way digital value changes hands. Understand how Bitcoin works, and the technology behind it Delve into the economics of Bitcoin, and its impact on the financial industry Discover alt-coins and other available cryptocurrencies Explore the ideas behind Bitcoin 2.0 technologies Learn transaction protocols, micropayment channels, atomic cross-chain trading, and more Bitcoin challenges the basic assumption under which the current financial system rests: that currencies are issued by central governments, and their supply is managed by central banks. To fully understand this revolutionary technology, Understanding Bitcoin is a uniquely complete, reader-friendly guide.

Only a Miner

Only a Miner Author Archie Green
ISBN-10 IND:32000007476403
Release 1972
Pages 504
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Only a Miner has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Only a Miner also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Only a Miner book for free.

Engineering Mining Journal

Engineering   Mining Journal Author
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924096384270
Release 1931
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Engineering Mining Journal has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Engineering Mining Journal also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Engineering Mining Journal book for free.

Miner s Daughter

Miner s Daughter Author GRETCHEN MORAN LASKAS
ISBN-10 9781471103582
Release 2012-12-11
Pages 256
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Backbreaking work, threadbare clothes, and black coal dust choking the air -- this is what a miner's daughter knows. Willa Lowell fears that this dust marks her to be nothing else, that she will never win against the constant struggle to survive. Even the fierce flame of her family's love -- her one bright spot against the darkness -- has begun to dim. Willa yearns for a better life -- enough food to eat, clothes that fit, and a home free of black grit. She also yearns for a special love, the love of a boy who makes her laugh and shares the poetry she carries in her heart. When a much brighter future is suddenly promised to her family, Willa knows it is a miracle . . . until she discovers that every promise has a price. But she also discovers that the real change has burned inside her all along -- if only she is strong enough to mine it. Writing in a style that is as breathtaking and lyrical as it is powerful, Gretchen Moran Laskas draws from her family's past to bring to life the story of a girl struggling against seemingly insurmountable odds. The Miner's Daughterwill touch readers' hearts and stay with them long after they've read the last word.

The life of a miner in two hemispheres

The life of a miner in two hemispheres Author Alexander G. Simpson
ISBN-10 NYPL:33433082389168
Release 1903
Pages 300
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A caring society

A caring society Author Irving Bernstein
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105037838641
Release 1985
Pages 338
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Describes the major impact of the Great Depression, traces the origins of the welfare, social security, and unemployment insurance programs, and explains how the Depression affected the labor movement

Back in Them DaysaWhen Patagonia Was a Mining Town

Back in Them DaysaWhen Patagonia Was a Mining Town Author Jose Mendoza
ISBN-10 9780595204557
Release 2001
Pages 225
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In the old days, Patagonia was a mining and ranching town. The hills were dotted with mines—the Trench, Flux, World's Fair, and many, many more. Copper and silver and gold ore came down--in trucks and on burros--from mining towns such as Harshaw to the railroad in downtown Patagonia. In those days also, cowboys drove their herds into town to the pens along the railroad to wait for the cattle cars. And at night, in the local bars, miners swapped stories about ore cars that left the tracks, veins of gold ore that had not been mined yet, and miners who were maimed or who died in accidents. Joker Mendoza was there. He walked from his home across from the cattle pens eight miles uphill to the Flux, and he walked home at night with his miner's lamp lighting up the path. Today, Joker still sits in the Wagon Wheel bar from time to time, and, if you ask, will retell the stories of those days, now long gone. Pull up a stool and listen. Let Joker take you back to the mines. See if you can smell the gas and taste the dust!

Through a Lens Darkly

Through a Lens Darkly Author Marjorie Hewitt Suchocki
ISBN-10 9781498203142
Release 2015-01-16
Pages 134
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What if we ask questions concerning sin and redemption outside of the religious or theological milieu? After all, "sin" functions something like religious code language for that which is problematic in human existence. But all humans deal with our fragility and our penchant for harming ourselves or others, and all humans seek to resolve these issues. Might the religious community learn from those outside our gates? Accordingly, in this book a theologian seeks to gain insight from the way seven outstanding filmmakers of our time set up the problems of human existence and seek to resolve them over a series of their films. Explore with her how Clint Eastwood, Woody Allen, Spike Lee, the Coen brothers, John Sayles, Ang Lee, and Terrence Malick define human problems and explore resolutions; mark the overlap with Christianity, but more importantly, ponder the contrasts. You'll never watch films the same way again!