The US Coal Industry in the Nineteenth Century
Source: Thirteenth Census of the United States, Vol. XI, Mines and Quarries, 1913, Table 4, p. 187 Suggestions for Further Reading. Adams, Sean Patrick. “Different Charters, Different Paths: Corporations and Coal in Antebellum Pennsylvania and Virginia,” Business and Economic History 27 (Fall 1998): 78-90. Binder, Frederick Moore.Alliance Coal: Fuel for the American Economy - National,,Jul 02, 2018· Although coal’s total contribution to the American economy and way of life is impossible to estimate, coal production has demonstrable benefits. These include the direct employment of nearly 115,000 American men and women and the creation of 3.6 jobs for every job in coal mining, for a total of more than 400,000 indirect jobs.As Investors and Insurers Back Away, the Economics of Coal,,Mar 10, 2020· But even so, coal’s share of power generation is declining in China, as renewables, nuclear, and gas grow in importance. In recent weeks, as the coronavirus has stalled the Chinese economy, it is coal power plants that have been taken off-line first, with coal burning in recent weeks a third lower than during the previous four years.