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Banking On Coal: Perspectives On A Cape Breton Community

Banking on Coal: Perspectives On A Cape Breton Community Within An International Context is a “story and a study.” The story is of the development of the coal mines in Inverness, Cape Breton, from the discovery of coal to the closing of the last mine in 1953; how the mines and union had an impact on the community, in particular the role of Father Ronald MacDonald and the Campbell family, who owned the Imperial Hotel; the study is of the public’s perception of coal miners over time and also the views miners had of themselves. It looks at coal mining in Great Britian, the United States and Australia, as well as Canada.