Reckoning at Eagle Creek

The Secret Legacy of Coal in the Heartland

Biggers, Jeff
eISBN-13: 9781568586182

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Cultural historian Jeff Biggers takes us to the dark amphitheatre ruins of his family's nearly 200-year-old hillside homestead that has been strip-mined on the edge of the first federally recognized Wilderness Site in southern Illinois. In doing so, he not only comes to grips with his own denied backwoods heritage, but also chronicles a dark and missing chapter in the American experience: the historical nightmare of coal outside of Appalachia, serving as an exposé of a secret legacy of shame and resiliency.

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ISBNs 9781568584218, 1568584210, 9781568586182, 1568586183, 9781568586182
Language English