People of Coal Town

People of Coal Town

People of Coal Town

People of Coal Town

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This is a story of life in a coal-mining community. It is, in part, a grim story which deals with the inevitable struggles and conflicts that beset people whose ways of living are different, and who have been thrown together through historical accident. The writer has presented a picture of life which came out of the collective experiences of the research team. It is his hope therefore that an understanding of life in Coal Town may enrich our understanding of community processes and the implications of these processes for development of personality. This is the writer's intent; as the reader moves through the successive chapters, however, there may be a tendency for the grimness of the community life which confronts him to obscure the fact that many of the citizens of Coal Town have in their own way made positive contributions to the general welfare. The daily risks of life and limb, associated with the production of coal, are indicative of the courage of these people and their families. During both world wars the people of Coal Town were called upon to make tremendous personal sacrifices in order that the economy be supplied with essential fuel. To these challenges they responded with production figures equal to anything this country has ever witnessed. Further, although many of the children, who were innocent victims of the human drama which unfolded in Coal Town, adopted modes of life which were destructive to the community, other youths went on to establish themselves as leaders in several professional fields. These are very real facts to be remembered.

The successful completion of this project is due to the efforts of several people who have given of their time and energies. The . . .

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