Cloth $55.00 ISBN: 9781930066113 Published January 2004
Paper $28.50 ISBN: 9781930066120 Published January 2004

Changing Mines in America

Peter Goin and C. Elizabeth Raymond

Changing Mines in America
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Peter Goin and C. Elizabeth Raymond

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240 pages | 34 duotones, 101 color plates | 10-3/4 x 8-1/4 | © 2003
Cloth $55.00 ISBN: 9781930066113 Published January 2004
Paper $28.50 ISBN: 9781930066120 Published January 2004
Most Americans today view mines as little more than ugly scars on the landscape, places with no connection to an American way of life. This creative new work will force many to rethink that impression: after an introduction to the history of mining in America, the authors present eight visual and historical essays about diverse sites across the nation, each of which reveals mines not simply as physical degradations but as evolving cultural artifacts of the American landscape.
Geoffrey L. Buckley | Geographical Review
"Raymond's essays are . . . tightly constructed and superbly written. . . . Goin's images, which are creatively integrated with the text, are as beguiling as they are striking. Much the same can be said for the historical prints interspersed throughout the book.. . . . Anyone searching for the trail that connects our landscapes of mineral production with our landscapes of consumption will likely find the essays and photographs in Changing Mines in America absorbing and thought-provoking."
Contents
Prologue : mining the visual
Introduction : waste places? : mining and the American landscape
1. Recycling the mining landscape : Minnesota's Mesabi iron range
2. Living in anthracite : legacies of mining in Wyoming Valley, Pennsylvania
3. "Nobody around here glows" : uranium's ambiguous aftermath in Karnes County, Texas
4. "It's all in the mine" : the radon health mines of Boulder-Basin, Montana
5. World's biggest hole : creating and re-creating Bingham Canyon, Utah
6. Mining illusions : the case of Rawhide, Nevada
7. A mine is a terrible thing to waste : Eagle Mountain, California
8. Physical graffiti : variant versions of American Flat, Nevada
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