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Trouble At The Mines - Doreen Rappaport, Joan Sandin

Trouble at the mines by Rappaport, Doreen
Fascinated with mines and how they work, not sure why but I like reading about them.
This one is about the time of 1898 and it starts out with the whistle blowing at the mines. Arnoff, PA the whistle means an accident if not death in the mines.
The father and sons do make it out but conditions are worse than ever. The men have collected together and up in an uproar and have fired many of those involved.
Those who have lost husbands have been evicted also.
As some of the boys have been fired some of the girls must stay with other relatives as there is not much food for everybody.
They do go on strike and the story tells of their further struggles.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).