The City That Ate Itself Butte, Montana and Its Expanding Berkeley Pit /

rian James Leech provides a social and environmental history of Butte, Montana's Berkeley Pit, an open-pit mine which operated from 1955 to 1982. Using oral history interviews and archival finds, The City That Ate Itself explores the lived experience of open-pit copper mining at Butte's in...

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Main Author: Leech, Brian James (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Baltimore, Maryland : Project Muse, 2018
Series:Mining and society series.
Book collections on Project MUSE.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • part I. Mining is life, 1864-1954
  • 1. Underground
  • 2. Neighborhoods
  • part II. Working the pit, 1955-75
  • 3. Protest
  • 4. Work
  • part III. Feeding the factory, 1955-75
  • 5. Hazards
  • 6. Acquisition
  • part IV. The pit is dead (long live the pit), 1970-2017
  • 7. Salvation
  • 8. Reclamation.