- Title Pages
- 1 The Miners’ Choices: Voice or Exit
- 2 The Analytical Framework
- 3 The Coal Labor Market, 1890–1930
- 4 Working in a Coal Mine
- 5 Methods of Wage Payment
- 6 Dig Sixteen Tons and What Did You Get? Earnings
- 7 Death’s Taken a Mighty Toll for Coal, Coal, Coal
- 8 Did Coal Miners “Owe Their Souls to the Company Store”?
- 9 The Company Town
- 10 Coal Mines as Melting Pots
- 11 What Did Miners Gain from Strikes?
- 12 Conclusions
- Appendix A Calculating Earnings for Workers in Coal Mining and Manufacturing
- Appendix B Sources of Data for Panel of Twenty-three Coal States from 1901 to 1930
- Appendix C Estimating the Relationship Between Wages and Accident Rates
- Appendix D A Theoretical Model of Accident Prevention by Miners and Employers
- Appendix E Measuring Segregation in Job Hierarchies
- Appendix F An Empirical Test of the Influence of Coal Companies on Equalizing Black and White Schools in West Virginia
- Appendix G Piece Rate Regressions for West Virginia Counties
- Soft Coal, Hard Choices
- Oxford University Press
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