Dying Hard: Industrial Carnage in St. Lawrence, Newfoundland

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Dying Hard Industrial Carnage in St. Lawrence Newfoundland by Elliott Leyton

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At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer's personal information. You submitted the following rating and review. We'll publish them on our site once we've reviewed them. While it was completed as a PhD thesis with a strong labour history orientation, it also is written from the perspective of an insider. A native of St.

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Lawrence and descended from mining families, he had access to the community that was not available to Layton who was working at an earlier time. What Rennie produces is a stronger and more linear history of the industry in St. Lawrence and surrounding communities and a more systematic assessment of the history of provincial inaction over the plight of the miners who survived to fight for some sort of compensation.

The complicity of governments, which failed to protect the rights of workers, has to be fully exposed.

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His relentless accounting of the failures of the government and of various union-assisted attempts at redress, alert us to the ways in which Newfoundlanders and Labradorians have to hold government responsible for its behaviour. The survivors are the ones who bore the real costs of the development of the mines. Cultural and adventure tourism are blended in a variety of ways, including an attempt to design underwater tours of the abandoned mine workings for scuba divers.

Lawrence has a museum to its mining history as well. When miners stop taking ore from the earth, communities mine memories to help survive the collapse of industries, which by their very nature are prone to exhaustion. But they also create a cultural formation that can be very important to the development of our sense of the past. Industrial Disease and Conflict at St. Lawrence, Newfoundland , Halifax: Gail Weir, The Miners of Wabana: Breakwater Books, , Elliott Leyton, Dying Hard: Industrial Carnage in St. Lawrence Newfoundland , Portugal Cove: Boulder Publications, , and Stories of Struggles in Hard Times , Ithaca, The Story of the Springhill Mine Disaster , New York, both draw on a vast archive of oral testimony regarding the Springhill mine disaster.

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