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Sinopsis: Inspired by her in-laws’ recollections of working in coal country, Susan Campbell Bartoletti has gathered the voices of men, women, and children who immigrated to and worked in northeastern Pennsylvania at the turn of the nineteenth century. The story that emerges is not just a story of long hours, little pay, and hazardous working conditions; it is also the uniquely American story of immigrant families working together to make a new life for themselves. It is the story of mischievous breaker boys playing tricks on cruel bosses during the noontime breaks. It is the story of women and children collecting coal to use and sell, defying the order of wealthy coal company owners. It is a story of hardship and sacrifice, yet also of triumph and the fulfillment of hopes and dreams. “For a first-rate, accessible study of a time and place that played an important role in American economic and social history, look no further.” – School Library Journal, starred review
About the Author: Susan Campbell Bartoletti, the author of Kids on Strike!, divides her time between writing and teaching. She lives with her husband and their two children in Moscow, Pennsylvania. Her husband is the grandson of Massimino Santarelli, who immigrated from Italy as a boy and worked in the Pennsylvania coal mines for forty-five years. His accounts of his mining experiences were the inspiration for this book.
Título: Growing Up in Coal Country
Condición del libro: New
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