"Is There Room in Heaven for Those Who Work in Hell?"

In a previous post I mentioned that we are studying Gettysburg this week in my Pennsylvania History class.  I should have added that my students are reading about the Anthracite coal industry this week in preparation for next week’s classes.  With this in mind, one of my students brought Beatrice Ferreira‘s folk song “Breaker” to my attention.  It was “written in conjunction with PA anthracite mining research. In memory of the Lattimer Massacre, near Hazleton, Pa, 1897.” (Thanks, Joel)  Take a listen here: