9781948908290-1948908298-The City That Ate Itself: Butte, Montana and Its Expanding Berkeley Pit (Volume 1) (Mining and Society Series)

The City That Ate Itself: Butte, Montana and Its Expanding Berkeley Pit (Volume 1) (Mining and Society Series)

ISBN-13: 9781948908290
ISBN-10: 1948908298
Edition: 1
Author: Leech, Brian James
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
Format: Paperback 376 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781948908290
ISBN-10: 1948908298
Edition: 1
Author: Leech, Brian James
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
Format: Paperback 376 pages

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Acknowledged authors Leech, Brian James wrote The City That Ate Itself: Butte, Montana and Its Expanding Berkeley Pit (Volume 1) (Mining and Society Series) comprising 376 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1948908298 and 9781948908290. Since then The City That Ate Itself: Butte, Montana and Its Expanding Berkeley Pit (Volume 1) (Mining and Society Series) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 4.21 or rent at the marketplace.

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Winner of the Mining History Association Clark Spence Award for the Best Book in Mining History, 2017-2018

Brian 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 infamous Berkeley Pit. Because an open-pit mine has to expand outward in order for workers to extract ore, its effects dramatically changed the lives of workers and residents. Although the Berkeley Pit gave consumers easier access to copper, its impact on workers and community members was more mixed, if not detrimental.

The pit’s creeping boundaries became even more of a problem. As open-pit mining nibbled away at ethnic communities, neighbors faced new industrial hazards, widespread relocation, and disrupted social ties. Residents variously responded to the pit with celebration, protest, negotiation, and resignation. Even after its closure, the pit still looms over Butte. Now a large toxic lake at the center of a federal environmental cleanup, the Berkeley Pit continues to affect Butte’s search for a postindustrial future.
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