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The Resource Coal River, Ellen Marie Wiseman

Coal River, Ellen Marie Wiseman

Label
Coal River
Title
Coal River
Statement of responsibility
Ellen Marie Wiseman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Explores one young woman's determination to put an end to child labor in a Pennsylvania mining town... As a child, Emma Malloy left isolated Coal River, Pennsylvania, vowing never to return. Now, orphaned and penniless at nineteen, she accepts a train ticket from her aunt and uncle and travels back to the rough-hewn community. Treated like a servant by her relatives, Emma works for free in the company store. There, miners and their impoverished families must pay inflated prices for food, clothing, and tools, while those who owe money are turned away to starve. Emma begins leaving stolen food on families' doorsteps and marking the miners' bills as paid. Though Emma's actions draw ire from the mine owner and police captain, they lead to an alliance with a charismatic miner who offers to help her expose the truth. As the lines blur between what is legal and what is just Emma must risk everything to follow her conscience
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wiseman, Ellen Marie
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3623.I833
LC item number
C63 2015
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Orphans
  • Child labor
  • Poor
  • Miners
  • Pennsylvania
Target audience
adult
Label
Coal River, Ellen Marie Wiseman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A novel"-- Cover
  • Includes discussion questions
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
viii, 339 pages
Isbn
9781617734472
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn906878856
  • (Sirsi) o906878856
  • (OCoLC)906878856
Label
Coal River, Ellen Marie Wiseman
Publication
Note
  • "A novel"-- Cover
  • Includes discussion questions
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
viii, 339 pages
Isbn
9781617734472
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn906878856
  • (Sirsi) o906878856
  • (OCoLC)906878856

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