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The Resource The book of the dead, Muriel Rukeyser ; with an introduction by Catherine Venable Moore

The book of the dead, Muriel Rukeyser ; with an introduction by Catherine Venable Moore

Label
The book of the dead
Title
The book of the dead
Statement of responsibility
Muriel Rukeyser ; with an introduction by Catherine Venable Moore
Creator
Contributor
Author
Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Written in response to the Hawk's Nest Tunnel disaster of 1931 in Gauley Bridge, West Virginia, The Book of the Dead is an important part of West Virginia's cultural heritage and a powerful account of one of the worst industrial catastrophes in American history. The poems collected here investigate the roots of a tragedy that killed hundreds of workers, most of them African American. They are a rare engagement with the overlap between race and environment in Appalachia. Published for the first time alongside photographs by Nancy Naumburg, who accompanied Rukeyser to Gauley Bridge in 1936, this edition of The Book of the Dead includes an introduction by Catherine Venable Moore, whose writing on the topic has been anthologized in Best American Essays."--From jacket flap
Cataloging source
YDX
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1913-1980
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Rukeyser, Muriel
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
poetry
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Moore, Catherine Venable
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  • African American construction workers
  • Construction workers
  • Industrial accidents
  • American poetry
  • Poetry
  • Hawks Nest Tunnel (W. Va.)
Label
The book of the dead, Muriel Rukeyser ; with an introduction by Catherine Venable Moore
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
125 pages
Isbn
9781946684219
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1005109470
  • (OCoLC)on1005109470
  • 935272
Label
The book of the dead, Muriel Rukeyser ; with an introduction by Catherine Venable Moore
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
125 pages
Isbn
9781946684219
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1005109470
  • (OCoLC)on1005109470
  • 935272

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