Essays Tagged: "Coal mining"

'October Sky' film reveiw

When the Soviet satellite Sputnik flies over Coaltown, in 1957, teen Homer Hickam's dreams and destiny change forever. Set in the small coal-mini ... and expected to follow in his father's footsteps, which would see him in the role of an underground coal miner. The launching of the Soviet satellite Sputnik changes him forever. He sees a future for ... the Soviet satellite Sputnik changes him forever. He sees a future for himself other than a life of coal mining. Homer, with the help of his friends and teacher Miss Riley (Laura Dern) sets about maki ...

(3 pages) 85 0 3.0 Sep/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

The Great Depression: what brought it about and how it affected the public.

The Great Depression and the New DealIn the summer of 1933 President Franklin Roosevelt urged the coal mining workforce to join the union. By no time at all workers everywhere were flocking to the u ... lieved that Roosevelt was trying to get them recognition of the United Mine Workers of America. The coal industry was dangerous work and was getting worse with the great depression in 1929. Unemployme ...

(2 pages) 109 3 3.5 Feb/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

"October Sky" by Homer Hickam.

October Sky was written by Homer Hickam. Describes Homer growing up in the small mining town of Coalwood, West Virginia. He became fascinated with rockets and began the BCMA (Big Creek Missile Age ... er what made them fly. Written as an autobiography about his life. The story takes place in a small coal mining town in West Virginia from 1957 on. The main form of conflicts in October Sky are man vs ...

(3 pages) 125 4 4.3 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Coal Mining, The living conditions of coal mining, and the life of a coal miner, balck lung disease.

Coal MiningThe living condition of miners was shocking and horrid. They lived in shacks inside their ... g and horrid. They lived in shacks inside their patch village (neighborhood) which was owned by the coal company. As well as the coal company owning the houses they also owned the schools the church t ... here supplies there by threatening them there jobs if they didn't. They even owed the police.As the coal companies continued to treat miners with deplorable working conditions, low wages and bad livin ...

(2 pages) 54 0 4.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

To manage is to forecast and plan, to organize, to command and to control. Critical Review on Henri Fayol's work.

Henri Fayol (1841-1925) was a French engineer who rose to prominence within the fields of coal mining engineering, mining geology and finally to management practice. His career began as a mi ...

(6 pages) 445 0 4.4 Dec/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management > Management Planning & Decision Making

What Caused the high level of unemployment in the interwar period in Britain? Could the government have done more to cure the problem?

ment, which came about largely through the decline of the older staple industries such as textiles, coal and ship building. These industries experienced a fall in demand as the first world war ended, ... es#. This problem was compounded by occupational immobility, the people made redundant in textiles, coal mining, steel and ship building, did not have the skills necessary for the newer industries tha ...

(6 pages) 55 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

The great depression of the 1930's

, a chief one being a depression in the agricultural sector. Also depressed were such industries as coal mining, railroads, and textiles.Throughout the 1920s, U. S. banks had failed--an average of 600 ...

(5 pages) 61 0 0.0 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Vietnam: People

tled for the most part in large cities and became involved in commerce, manufacturing, fishing, and coal mining. During the traditional and colonial periods the Chinese were placed under separate admi ...

(2 pages) 42 0 4.6 Apr/2005

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

How was the Industrial Revolution a big part of History?

in Britain. Three of the many major figures were Thomas Newcomen, James Watts, and James Hargreaves.Coal mining was a major industry during the Industrial Revolution. There were some technical problem ... pumps allowed water to be suck through the pipe directly from the pit bottom to the surface (Early Coal Mining). Before Newcomen developed this invention women and children had to remove the water wi ...

(2 pages) 23 0 3.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Letter to Grandson on career.

Australia 2198Dear Grandson,Your mother has told me that you're seriously considering a career as a coal miner and as I was a coal miner almost my whole life I thought I could give you some useful adv ... some useful advice too make your decision easier. When I was about your age I also wanted too be a coal miner, I thought it will be so fun and exciting and that ill make good money doing what I enjoy ...

(1 pages) 394 0 0.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1928 and was raised in a coal-mining town in Philadelphia. Andy always had a problem with grammar school. He was not a social ...

(4 pages) 7 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

History of Child labour

With the advent of industrialised manufacturing businesses, and the associated increased demand for coal mining, many people moved to the towns to find work. It was at this time that a change in the q ...

(8 pages) 28 0 0.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community > Children and Youngsters

The poem "Piano" by David Herbert Richards Lawrence

cated example of how a poet might think.D. H. Lawrence was born on 11 September 1885 in Eastwood, a coal-mining village in Nottinghamshire England and died from Tuberculosis on March 2, 1930.Analysis: ...

(3 pages) 24 1 3.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature > Poetry

The man who liked slow tomatoe

c an American mystery writer. Mario Balzic a proud from origin Italian police chief in Rocksburg, a coal-mining town in Pennsylvania will solve a crime, which is not even there at the beginning. But b ... ar. He discovers that she abused by her husband Jimmy who lost his job about two years ago when the coal mines closed. The fact that her dad Mike Fiori, basically abandoned her makes her life seem to ...

(4 pages) 434 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

What Were The Main Reasons For The Bolshevic Takeo

s is also shown in source A where it gives examples of the areas that were effected, these included coal mining and also transport of goods, these areas would have been affected because all of the wor ...

(5 pages) 328 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

What Were The Main Reasons For The Bolshevic Takeo

s is also shown in source A where it gives examples of the areas that were effected, these included coal mining and also transport of goods, these areas would have been affected because all of the wor ...

(5 pages) 353 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

World War II: A Continuation Of The Great War

income. For example, the province of Alsace-Lorraine was a huge asset to Germany's prosperity from coal mining. Since it would be impossible for Germany to meet the treaty's demands, Germany would re ...

(2 pages) 20 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > German History

Coal Energy

This report is about coal energy. The report will describe how coal was formed, how and where we get coal, how to process ... e report will describe how coal was formed, how and where we get coal, how to process coal, and how coal is used.The report will discuss the different types of coal and which coals contain more heat p ... erent types of coal and which coals contain more heat producing energy. The report will discuss how coal is transported. It will also discuss coal?s impact on the environment.Furthermore, the report w ...

(4 pages) 26 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Industries – Industries in the South Wales Valleys

tries. The industrial revolution converted the South Wales Valleys into the world’s factory of coal and iron ore. The raw materials on the valleys brought industries to Wales. Soon coal mining an ... oads of profit. This was also a very convenient business to operate, as iron stone, lime stone, and coal could be found in close proximity, together on the valley sides or nearby by. The raw materials ...

(2 pages) 502 0 3.0 Feb/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

coal mining

Coal mining has been around for decades since the 1800s and coal has been powering our lights even t ... and coal has been powering our lights even till today. The documentary called, "Burning the future: Coal in America" presented a lot of vital information about how the coal industries work and how coa ... al industries work and how coal helps the nation stay lit. Countries that build the world's biggest coal plants are the United States, China and India. The states that practice coal mining are Kentuck ...

(5 pages) 0 0 0.0 Apr/2013

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology