Mining Cultures

Mining Cultures : Men, Women, and Leisure in Butte, 1914-41

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Shows how the western city evolved from a male-dominated mining enclave to a community in which men and women participated on a more equal basis as leisure patterns changed and consumer culture grewshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 328 pages
  • 172.72 x 220.98 x 25.4mm | 408.23g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • New
  • illustrations, maps
  • 0252065697
  • 9780252065699

Back cover copy

There are many voices telling many stories in this book. Immigrant miners, housewives, flappers, clubwomen, prostitutes, bootleggers, boxers, and newsboys all have their say... This is a tale full of the ironies and contradictions of life in Butte, of stories that helped people to persevere, flourish, and maintain a remarkable allegiance to a precarious community.show more

Table of contents

Copper metropolis -- Habits of drink -- Manners and morals -- Born miners -- Ladies and gentlemen, brothers and sisters -- Imagination's spur : station K -- Depression blues and New Deal rhythms.show more

Review quote

"With a keen eye for details of gender, class, and ethnicity, Murphy constructs a vivid account of life in an early-twentieth-century mining town." -- Rene M. Sentilles, The Journal of American Historyshow more

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