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Title: The Weight of Coal & Lace: the story of Andras and Sophie Kuchta (signed by the author Tierney).
Description: np, Privately printed, (2012). VG PB. An American story of hope, determination, and survival. In 1904 Andras Kuchta arrived at Ellis Island from Austria-Hungary as. part of the large immigration wave that swept through the U.S. in the early part of the 20th century. Coal was the economic king in America and coke burned to create the best steel in the world. Andras faced horrific dangers seen and unseen as he worked in the Washington Coal and Coke Mine in Star Junction, PA, from 1904-1924, brutal struggles related to unionization, worries about his family left in Europe, a world at war, neglect and intolerance. His wife Sophie gave birth to five children in their shanty home without electricity, running water, an inside bathroom, or a doctor, but they believed they could make a betterlife for their children.

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Price: US$ 45.00 Seller: Crabtree's Collection Old Books
- Book number: BOOKS051571I

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