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Mining history book
This chapter endeavours to introduce the 11 themes that are subsequently elaborated at greater length by experts in those fields of mining history. Each theme is here connected to a particular, iconic date. In other words, each of the 11 dates symbolizes an event in mining history that stands for a particular theme of great significance for mining and its history. The themes discussed here include mining archaeology, technological progress in mining, science in mining, migration, working-class culture, gender, mining accidents, the impact of the state on mining, the visual history of mining, the ecological consequences of mining and the impact of mining heritage.