By Janet MacGaffey
The examine specializes in the increase and decline of the mining undefined, at the ethnic teams that shaped the town’s neighborhoods, and at the alterations that experience taken position in ethnicity, faith, category and neighborhood. It covers the interval of prosperity whilst the factories of the hot York garment moved into city for the center years of the 20 th century and made Shamokin a buying mecca. this present day, the city is decimated by way of monetary decline and inhabitants loss, yet ethnicity continues to be an identification choice and nonetheless has fiscal content material. The powerful experience of position of the folk of town rooted of their cultural and militant historical past, has given upward thrust to a much wider neighborhood of former citizens who go back to go to, perform occasions and purchase ethnic meals and cultural goods. This wider group of belonging and id is helping to spice up morale, feel of group and financial system, in what's now basically a retirement city with commuters touring to paintings in within reach towns.
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Coal Dust on Your Feet: The Rise, Decline, and Restoration of an Anthracite Mining Town (Stories of the Susquehanna Valley) by Janet MacGaffey