Saturday, September 24, 2005

Dueling Mythologies.

by Gilbert Wesley Purdy.


Extracting Appalachia: Images of the Consolidation Coal Company 1910-1945 by Geoffrey L. Buckley.
Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 2004. xxiv+216 pp.
$46.95 cloth. ISBN 0-8214-1555-7. $22.95 paper. ISBN 0-8214-1556-5.

In the process of working toward his doctorate, in Geography, Dr. Geoffrey L. Buckley informs us, it was his "good fortune to stumble upon a truly remarkable collection of coal-mining photographs." The photographs - some four thousand in all - were taken for the Consolidation Coal Company, the largest of the various consolidated mining interests in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. That collection is the subject of Extracting Appalachia: Images of the Consolidation Coal Company 1910-1945.... [Go to the review>>>.][Go to the Book Review Index>>>]