A COAL MINER'S BRIDE: the Diary of Anetka Kaminska.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Scholastic, (2000). Hardcover first edition - A title in the Dear America series, written in the form of a diary. "In 1896 Anetka Kaminska, 13, must leave her Polish village for an arranged marriage with a coal miner in Lattimer, Pennsylvania. Her husband, who was married once before, doesn't love her, and when he's killed in a mining accident a few months after the wedding, she's left to care for his three small daughters and take in boarders to survive. The appalling working conditions in the mines are an integral part of the story and so is the labor struggle for change. Always there's the racism by 'Americans' toward the 'undesirable foreigners,' which culminates in the Lattimer Massacre in which 19 miners are killed." An historically accurate description of coal mines in Lattimer, Pennsylvania, during the late 1890s. Includes an author's note, photographs, maps, notes to a coal-mining song, and a recipe for potato dumplings. Ribbon marker bound in. 219 pp. ISBN: 0-439053862.
Condition: Fine in illustrated boards.