This CD-ROM is a history of coal mining in the United States with emphasis on Indiana. The discussion is divided into 28 sections that deal with four topics (markets, technology, labor, and law) during each of seven periods. The seven periods are based on changes in coal-production trends between 1880 and 1974. This history was created using Macromedia Flash MX. It was originally published on the Web site of the Indiana Geological Survey in July 2002. For distribution on CD-ROM, the project was converted to a self-executable file. The user can navigate through the history using the menu tree in the upper left corner of each page. Each page is identified by a title in the upper right corner. Many of the pages contain a scrollable text box in the lower right corner. The text and illustrations can be enlarged by right-clicking.
Harper, D., Walls, C., and DeChurch, D. A., 2003, Coal mining history of the United States with emphasis on Indiana: Indiana Geological Survey.
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