Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "This is one book about coal that is as readable as it is informative. a knowledgeable, fair, and well-written discussion of coal in both its historical and global contexts.-- Journal of Southern History" -- Journal of Southern History. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: Throughout the coal industry's two-hundred-year history, labor issues have dominated its economics and politics. Curtis Seltzer has written a comprehensive historical- analysis of labor relations in the American coal industry-the first since the 1930s.
Market forces have victimized coal suppliers and their workers for most of this century as demand shifted to other fuels. Coal producers responded to poor sales and excess production capacity with policies that led to strikes, inefficiency, and turmoil. Since its founding in 1890, the United Mine Workers of America has represented most coal miners, and management has traditionally taken one of two positions toward the UMWA: break it or use it. From 1950 to 1972, the major coal operators and the union formed an industrial partnership whose purpose was to survive a protracted slump in demand by controlling labor costs, increasing productivity, and limiting competition. This partnership eventually led to a rebellion within the UMWA that demanded democratic reform, better contracts, and improved health and safety in the workplace. For the last decade, the UMWA has been reworking its relationship with management, a process marked by conflict and stress.
n the years ahead, substantial environmental problems associated with coal combustion may drastically limit coal's growth. New mining technologies may cut labor requirements to the bone. As the shift to renewable energy occurs, coal may experience a transitional period of expansion followed by a rapid decline. These trends will have enormous
social and economic consequences.
Fire in the Hole is a story that captures the people of coal as well as the broad clash of social forces.
About the Author: Curtis Seltzer, a writer and energy consultant, lives in Blue Grass, Virginia.
Condizione libro: New
Descrizione libro University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, 1985. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. First Edition. A Good copy in black cloth, in a Good dust jacket with several short tears. Light tanning at the outer edges of the text block, sound binding. Ink check marks in the margins of the first chapter, otherwise unmarked within. Codice libro della libreria 040713
Descrizione libro University Press of Kentucky, 1985. Condizione libro: Fair. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP88901730
Descrizione libro University Press of Kentucky, 1985. Condizione libro: Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP76259675
Descrizione libro University Press of Kentucky, 1985. Condizione libro: Good. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP92559861
Descrizione libro University Press of Kentucky. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Dust Cover Missing. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear and the pages have only minimal creases. Codice libro della libreria G0813115264I3N01
Descrizione libro University Press of Kentucky. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. 0813115264 Bumped and creased book with tears to the extremities, but not affecting the text block and a remainder mark to one edge - Good. Codice libro della libreria Z0813115264Z3
Descrizione libro The University of Kentucky, [, 1985. Hardcover. ]. 276p. Illus. Very good condition (no dust jacket). Codice libro della libreria 41584
Descrizione libro University Press of Kentucky, 1985. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Acceptable. Order today-sent today with tracking number, M-F*. An acceptable book with a general worn look and feel. This is a good reading copy. We protect your purchase with damage-resistant double-layer bubble-wrap packaging where possible. Your purchase helps fund small charities in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana. *Our delivery standard: order received by 2PM Eastern US time goes out by 4:30 PM M-F. Codice libro della libreria 150916002
Descrizione libro The University Press of Kentucky, 1985. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0813115264
Descrizione libro Univ. Press Kentucky, 1985. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Exlibrary, usual markings. ; 276 pages. Codice libro della libreria 41375