Reckoning at Eagle Creek

By: Jeff Biggers


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Reckoning at Eagle Creek

By: Jeff Biggers

2 Copies Available

Format - Hardcover

Condition - Good

Listed - A year ago

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Publication Date - Feb 2010

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ISBN: 9781568584218

"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.

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