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Book Reviews : Black Days, Black Dust: The Memories of an African American Coal Miner. By Robert Armstead, as told to S.L. Gardner. Knoxville, TN: The University of Tennessee Press. 2002. 255 pp. $ 15.00 paper

Book Reviews : Black Days, Black Dust: The Memories of an African American Coal Miner. By Robert... Book Reviews Edited Feekin by Lynn Coal Miner. Black Black Dust: The Memories an American By Days, of African Robert told to S.L. Gardner. TN: The of as Armstead, Knoxville, University Tennessee Press. 2002. 255 15.00 pp. paper. A worker who his to his begins autobiography by expressing appreciation &dquo;all of bosses is not worth but Robert who thanks hearing, Armstead, usually the Consolidated Coal foremen and I worked with Company top supervisors 1) as a United Mine Worker contract miner and during my years supervisor,&dquo; and class in the soft a and of race history provides compelling complicated coal mines of West Virginia. This book is a modest about class and most work, race, epic family, Armstead &dquo;was more than social Coal states, importantly, mobility. mining, a for me. It was a of life.&dquo; His with his first memories as job way story begins a child in to the store to food with earned 1932, buy scrip trudging company was of the black workers who his father. The Armstead 45,000 by family part from the south to West in the 1920s. migrated segregated Virginia in Armstead to write his memories After his retirement 1979, began up and with http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Labor Studies Journal SAGE

Book Reviews : Black Days, Black Dust: The Memories of an African American Coal Miner. By Robert Armstead, as told to S.L. Gardner. Knoxville, TN: The University of Tennessee Press. 2002. 255 pp. $ 15.00 paper

Labor Studies Journal , Volume 30 (2): 2 – Jun 1, 2005

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Book Reviews Edited Feekin by Lynn Coal Miner. Black Black Dust: The Memories an American By Days, of African Robert told to S.L. Gardner. TN: The of as Armstead, Knoxville, University Tennessee Press. 2002. 255 15.00 pp. paper. A worker who his to his begins autobiography by expressing appreciation &dquo;all of bosses is not worth but Robert who thanks hearing, Armstead, usually the Consolidated Coal foremen and I worked with Company top supervisors 1) as a United Mine Worker contract miner and during my years supervisor,&dquo; and class in the soft a and of race history provides compelling complicated coal mines of West Virginia. This book is a modest about class and most work, race, epic family, Armstead &dquo;was more than social Coal states, importantly, mobility. mining, a for me. It was a of life.&dquo; His with his first memories as job way story begins a child in to the store to food with earned 1932, buy scrip trudging company was of the black workers who his father. The Armstead 45,000 by family part from the south to West in the 1920s. migrated segregated Virginia in Armstead to write his memories After his retirement 1979, began up and with

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Published: Jun 1, 2005

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