Families were always complicated in coal country

You’ve got to marvel at workers’ artistry

Memories of growing up in a patch town

A letter from an immigrant worker to a coal baron, circa 1878

Have yourself a literary Christmas

“Coal is pervasive – it gets beneath your fingernails, creeps into your dreams”

An Irish American’s plea for justice

A unique look at unemployment data paints a grisly picture

Survey and listening sessions reveal rampant discrimination

“Blake remembers where he’s from / but has forgotten from whom he came”