The Coal Kings Come To Judgment

When the anthracite miners downed tools in 1902, economic feudalism went on trial

The highways leading south and west out of Scranton, Pennsylvania, wind through the graveyard of a dying industry. Its monuments are decaying company houses, boarded-up collieries, and mountainous piles of culm—the black, gravelly residue from the mining of anthracite coal.

 
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