Work and Faith in the Kentucky Coal Fields: Subject to Dust (Religion in North America)

Richard J. Callahan Jr.

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Synopsis: "Callahan's book on the Jesus--haunted Appalachian coal country restores the hard work men and women do every day as a necessary subject for U.S. religious historians. This book tells the important, rich, and compelling story of how the miners and their families engaged the harsh realities of their world." - Robert A. Orsi, Northwestern University

Book Description: Exploring work as an important aspect of everyday life and religious activity, Richard J. Callahan, Jr., offers a history of how coal miners and their families lived their religion in eastern Kentucky's coal fields during the early 20th century. Drawing upon religious idioms to negotiate changing patterns of life and work, Callahan follows coal miners and their families from subsistence farming to industrial coal mining. He traces innovation and continuity in religious expression that emerged from the specific experiences of coal mining, including the spaces and social structures of coal towns, the working bodies of miners, the anxieties of their families, and the struggle toward organized labor. Building on oral histories, folklore, folksong, and vernacular forms of spirituality, this rich and engaging narrative recovers a social history of ordinary working people through religion.

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