Relive the drama of the Knox Mine Disaster of January 22, 1959, through the voices of survivors, the victims' families, contemporary newspaper accounts, and the literature and music generated by the tragedy. Read the poignant and often shocking first-person accounts of those who lived through one of the most devastating disasters in American mining history. This companion volume to the best-selling book The Knox Mine Disaster, published in 1999 by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, also offers a detailed study on how the citizens of northeastern Pennsylvania have memorialized and remembered the last major catastrophe to strike Pennsylvania's anthracite industry.
About the Author
Robert P. Wolensky is Professor of Sociology and Codirector of the Center for the Small City at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.Kenneth C. Wolensky is a Pennsylvania historian who spent over two decades in state service, including fourteen years at the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.Nicole H. Wolensky is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Winona State University. The Wolenskys have authored several books together, including Fighting for the Union Label (Penn State, 2002), and Voices of the Knox Mine Disaster.