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In "The Coming of Coal" by Robert W. Bruere, the reader is taken on an enlightening journey through the history and impact of coal on society. Bruere skillfully navigates the intricate tapestry of the coal industry, presenting a comprehensive account of its rise to prominence and the profound consequences it has had on the world.

One of the book's significant strengths lies in Bruere's ability to blend historical facts with personal anecdotes and captivating storytelling. His writing style effortlessly engages the reader, making even the most complex concepts accessible and compelling. By drawing upon a wide array of sources, including interviews, scholarly research, and his own experiences, the author paints a vivid picture of a world forever transformed by the advent of coal.

"The Coming of Coal" examines the coal industry through multiple lenses, considering its socio-economic, environmental, and political ramifications. Bruere meticulously delves into the economic boom brought about by coal, exploring how this resource shaped industrialization, urbanization, and the development of railway networks. Additionally, the author thoughtfully discusses the associated labor movements and the impact on working-class communities, highlighting both the benefits and the challenges faced by those involved in the industry.

Furthermore, Bruere does not shy away from addressing the environmental consequences of coal extraction and combustion. He navigates this complex topic with an unbiased perspective, presenting the ecological damage caused by mining practices, the release of greenhouse gases, and the devastating effects on local ecosystems and public health. By delving into these issues while maintaining a balanced approach, the author provides readers with a well-rounded understanding of the coal industry's lasting impact.

"The Coming of Coal" also explores the political maneuverings and power dynamics that have shaped and reshaped the coal industry throughout history. Bruere delves into the influence of coal on international relations, domestic policies, and the pursuit of energy independence. By dissecting the complex interplay between government regulations, corporate interests, and public sentiment, he sheds light on the intricate web of forces that have propelled the industry forward while also challenging it.

In conclusion, "The Coming of Coal" by Robert W. Bruere is an engaging exploration of a highly influential component of our modern world. Through extensive research, personal insights, and an eloquent writing style, Bruere dissects the coal industry's past, present, and potential future. This book is a must-read for anyone seeking a comprehensive understanding of how coal has shaped society, the economy, and the environment, and the ongoing debates surrounding its role in our energy landscape.

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The original spelling and minor inconsistencies in the spelling and formatting have been maintained.

A list of all corrections applied to the text has been added at the end of the text.

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Text in italics is marked with underscores ( text ), spaced text with equal signs (=text=) and bold text using the Dollar sign ($text$).

[Illustration: COAL FIELDS OF THE WORLD]

THE COMING OF COAL

BY

ROBERT W. BRUÈRE

OF THE BUREAU OF INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH

Prepared for The Educational Committee of the Commission on the Church and Social Service of the Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America

=ASSOCIATION PRESS=

NEW YORK: 347 MADISON AVENUE

1922

COPYRIGHT, 1922, BY ROBERT W. BRUÈRE

PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

FOREWORD

This book, important in subject and scientific in method, appears under religious auspices for a very definite reason... Continue reading book >>




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