Reckoning at Eagle Creek digs deep into the tangled roots of the coal industry beginning with the policies of Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson. It chronicles the removal of Native Americans, and the hidden story of legally sanctioned the enslavement of Blacks. It uncovers a century of regulatory negligence, vividly describing the epic mining wars for union recognition and workplace safety, and the devastating environmental consequences of industrial strip-mining.
But Biggers is a long-time warrior in another fight—to stabilize climate and preserve a good life for young people. Let us hope his message about dirty coal is read far and wide.
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Produced by Clara Bingham and Eric Grunebaum. Documentary on the consequences of mining and burning coal, with a focus on mountaintop removal mining in Appalachia.
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Directed by Francine Cavanaugh and Adams Wood. As the grandson of a coal miner from southern Illinois, Jeff Biggers has been a vocal critic of mountaintop removal in Appalachia and strip mining across the nation, poorly enforced black lung and mining workplace safety laws, and the fallacy of "clean coal" slogans. Reckoning at Eagle Creek examines the loss of his family's year-old homestead to strip mining, and the historical parallel impact of coal mining on communities and their environment.
Biggers' dispatches and reports from coal mining regions around the world have been collected at the Reckoning in Appalachia website. In , Publishers Weekly selected his book, " State Out of the Union: Arizona and the Final Showdown Over the American Dream ," as a Top Ten Title in Social Science, " State Out of the Union" was described by Kirkus Reviews as "masterful at showing how the past is prologue… A timely book, especially with immigration policy playing a major role in the upcoming presidential campaign.
Reckoning at Eagle Creek by Jeff Biggers (ebook)
Social critic Jeff Chang called his most recent book, "Resistance: Reclaiming an American Tradition", "powerful, urgent essays. His published play, "Damnatio Memoriae: A Play, Una Commedia,'" was described by author Rilla Askew as "a timeless examination of human rights, human dignity, and what it means to be a "citizen," the play reveals forgotten stories while bringing to life the dilemmas of our modern world, reminding us that, in so many ways, they are one and the same.
It includes portraits of Native American and early American figures, and the American legacy of resistanec to duplicitious authority for civil rights, women's rights, immigrant rights, environmental protection, free speech.
In an interview with PEN American, Biggers said , "In dealing with the most challenging issues of every generation, resistance to duplicitous civil authority and its corporate enablers has defined our quintessential American story. While many political movements have put down roots in the state, the paths their struggles collectively blaze for the country ultimately point toward emancipation.
solkailinve.gq Biggers, an author, journalist, storyteller and playwright is not typical, however. His knowledge and writings about vital trending issues He is a discerning advocate. He has followed and joined the immigration movement in Arizona before and after the fashioning of SB The United States of Appalachia argues that beyond its mythology in the American imagination, Appalachia has long been a vanguard region in the United States-—a cradle of U. Some of the most quintessential and daring American innovations, rebellions, and social movements have emerged from an area often stereotyped as a quaint backwater, he says, and in the process, immigrants from the Appalachian diaspora have become some of America's most famous leaders.
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