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Thomas Hughes' "Rugby, Tennessee: Being Some Account of the Settlement Founded on the Cumberland Plateau by the Board of Aid to Land Ownership"
This eBook is a digital scanned copy of a book published by Hughes in 1881 which outlines the purpose and history of the utopian community. It includes instructions for young craftsmen who wished to settle there.
Rugby: Utopian Oasis in Tennessee
A graduate project about Rugby, published via George Mason University. Rugby: Utopian Oasis in Tennessee is for anyone interested in an in-depth look at the curious utopian community, Rugby, founded by British social reformer Thomas Hughes in 1880. The community lasted less than 10 years, but like other utopian experiments in the United States, it is worthy of study.
A Brief History of Coal Mining in the U.S.
This will require a WS username/password. This reference article details the history of coal mining, and relates that industry to labor changes in the early 20th century.
Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture: Mining
The on-line edition of the Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture is a joint project of the Tennessee Historical Society and the University of Tennessee Press. This fully searchable version of the print edition, originally published in 1998, contains over 1,500 entries. The online version has updates to existing entries, new entries, more than five hundred additional images, plus audio and video files. Read the encyclopedia's entry on mining here.
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