MONTANA MINING CAMPS by Alan H. Patera, 1996
This book is primarily concerned with gold and silver mining camps, but also includes information on some coal camps. Large size, soft cover, maps.
KING COAL: A PICTORIAL HERITAGE OF WEST VIRGINIA COAL MINING
by Stan Cohen, 1999
KING COAL is a well-illustrated overview of coal mining in the Mountain State. The book discusses and illustrates the basics of mining methods and operations, the geology of the state, life in a coal town, the unrest in the coal fields and more. Large size, 146 pages, photographs, soft cover.
COAL TOWNS OF WEST VIRGINIA
by Mary Legg Stevenson, 1998
A marvelous group of historical photographs, which document the history and way of life in many coal camps. Stevenson preserves the memory of an era that no longer exists, but which indelibly shaped the state of West Virginia. Large size, 176 pages, 257 photographs, soft cover.
LIFE, WORK, AND REBELLION IN THE COALFIELDS: THE SOUTHERN WEST VIRGINIA MINERS, 1880-1922
by David Corbin
An analysis of the situation and plight of the Southern West Virginia coal miner from 1880-1922. 294 pages, photographs, soft cover.
ANTHRACITE ROOTS: GENNERATIONS OF COAL MINING IN SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
by Joseph W. Leonard III, 2005
With this stirring account, the author and former coal miner provides a means for understanding and fully appreciating the crucial work these brave coal miners have done throughout the years. 92 pages, photos, softcover.
THUNDER IN THE MOUNTAINS: THE WEST VIRGINIA MINE WAR 1920-21
by Lon Savage, 1990
Lon Savage’s extensive research has given us one of the most complete and compelling histories of the West Virginia mine war of 1920-21. 195 pages, photographs, soft cover.
EARLY COAL MINING IN THE ANTHRACITE REGION by John Stuart Richards, 2002
Numerous vintage photographs show breakers, miners, roof falls, equipment deep
underground, etc. 96 pages, photos, soft cover.
IMAGES OF AMERICA: SOUTHERN WEST VIRGINIA: COAL COUNTRY by James E. Casto, 2004
Coal was mined in Southern West Virginia even before the state’s birth in 1863. 128 pages, photos, softcover.
IMAGES OF AMERICA: BLACK DIAMOND MINES REGIONAL PRESERVE
by Traci Parent & Karen Terhune, 2009
From the 1860s to the turn of the 20th century, the Mount Diablo Coal Field was the largest coal-producing region in California. Later, rich deposits of sand were mined for foundry use. 128 pages, photos, softcover.
IMAGES OF AMERICA: JJEWEL RIDGE: PORTRAIT OF A COAL TOWN
by Louise B. Leslie & Dr. Terry W. Mullins, 2008
“This community was one of the premier coal camps of the Appalachian region.” 127 pages, photos, softcover.
COAL PEOPLE: LIFE IN SOUTHERN COLORADO'S COMPANY TOWNS, 1890-1930 by Rick J. Clyne, 1999. The author examines the experiences of the men, women, and children who lived and worked in these isolated, company-dominated towns. 121 pages, photos, index, softcover.
ROCK DOWN COAL UP: THE STORY OF THE QUINCY & TORCH LAKE RAILROAD by Charles E. Pomazal, 2014. Here is a great book that covers the history of this famous Michigan copper mining railroad. Large size, 155 pages, great photos, softcover.