In the Kingdom of Coal: An American Family and the Rock That Changed the World

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Index

a
American Federation of Labor, 118 , 128 , 170
American Miners’ Association, 80 , 116
anthracite coal, 6 - 8 , 15 , 18 - 19 , 26 - 27 , 31 - 35 , 59 - 60 , 109 , 150
anti-trust laws, 249 -51
Appalachian Coal Code, 163 , 171
Appalachian Coals Inc., 156 , 162
Appalachian culture, 101 -5, 127 -28, 140
A. S. Morgan & Co., 71
Ashley Planes, the, 44
Atkins, Martin, 167
Ayers, Rufus A., 61 , 110

b
Baer, George F., 123
Barnett, Hagy, 178 , 262 , 264
Barnett, Hyson, 264
Bates Union, 50
Belcher, Don, x , 246
Belcher, Gladys Givens, x , 246
Belcher, Tim, x , 246 -47, 249 -51, 262 -64
Bell, Alexander Graham, 112
Bell, Myrta Edith, 118
Belvedere-Delaware Railroad Company, 39
Bertsch, Caroline, 39
Bertsch, Daniel, Jr., 40 , 41 , 63 , 90
Bertsch, Daniel, Sr., 39
Bertsch, Harriet, 41
Bertsch, Leisenring & Co., 40
Bessemer, Charles Henry, 59 , 73
Big Stone Gap, Virginia, creation of, 62 - 64 , 101 -13
bituminous coal, 6 , 7 - 8 , 15 , 59 - 60 , 109 , 112
Bituminous Coal OperatorsAssociation, 213 , 231 -44
Bituminous Coal Labor Board, 168 -69
black lung disease, 125 , 180 , 200 , 210
Blanton, Joe, 157 -61
Bonaparte, Joseph, 23 - 24
Bowyer, C. B., 154 -55, 168
Boyle, Antoinette, 228 -29
Boyle, Ethel, 228 -29
Boyle, W. A. (“Tony”), 185 -87, 193 , 200 - 205 , 209 -13, 226 -29
Brazilian Light & Traction Co., 136
Brennan, Joseph P., 231 -39
Brinley, Charles, 225
Broadway House, the, 39
Brophy, George, 250 -51
Brophy, John, 143 -44, 156
Bryant, William B., 212
Bullitt, Virginia, 120

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Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • Contents iii
  • Leisenring and Givens Family Trees ix
  • Chronology xi
  • Part I 11
  • Chapter 1 - A Rock That Burns 13
  • Chapter 2 - A Passage from the Mines 21
  • Chapter 3 - Holy Trinity 29
  • Chapter 4 - Boy Wonder of the Anthracite 37
  • Chapter 5 - Souls in Darkness 47
  • Chapter 6 - A Road Not Taken 57
  • Part II 65
  • Chapter 7 - The Ambitions of Henry Clay Frick 67
  • Chapter 8 - At War in the Coke Fields 75
  • Part III 99
  • Chapter 9 - Starting Over 101
  • Chapter 10 - The Rise of John L. Lewis 115
  • Chapter 11 - Utopia Goes Union 135
  • Chapter 12 - Be Careful What You Wish For 165
  • Chapter 13 - Prelude to Murder 187
  • Part IV 207
  • Chapter 14 - The Age of Uncertainty 209
  • Chapter 15 - Riding the Roller Coaster 231
  • Chapter 16 - Nowhere to Hide 245
  • Principal Characters 267
  • Notes 273
  • Bibliography 315
  • Acknowledgments 319
  • Index 321
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