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Men in the Mines

A History of Mining Activity in Nova Scotia, 1720-1992

"Twelve Years in North America"

Title page and contents; 12 pp.; "Containing a Brief Sketch of the Life, Trials, and Persecutions; of Peter Barrett; An English Immigrant in Nova Scotia, Canada, written by Himself. 1879." A colourful first-hand account of the mining life in Cumberland and Pictou Counties, including the Drummond Colliery Explosion, "Domineering Bosses. Wages. Gold Mining … A Promiscuous Kissing Party … [and] Miners Should Unite."

Date: 1879

Author: Peter Barrett

Reference:   Nova Scotia Archives  MG 1 vol. 3196a

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