Mining Childhood
Growing Up In Butte, Montana, 1900-1960

by Janet L. Finn

published by Montana Historical Society Press

  • Mining Childhood explores the social history of childhood in Butte, Montana, with particular attention to the lives of working-class children, whose families were most directly affected by the ups and downs of copper mining.

256 pages, 7.5 x 10.5, 103 b/w photos, index, glossary, 20 softcovers per case, Paperback

ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: 9780980129250


    Offers a child’s-eye view of Butte, Montana, from 1900 to 1960, the years of Butte’s fame as the “Richest Hill on Earth.” Childhood accounts of work, play, family, schooling, ethnicity, and neighborhood life offer fresh perspectives on Butte.





Mining Childhood
Growing Up In Butte, Montana, 1900-1960

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Janet L. Finn is a Professor of Social Work at the University of Montana - Missoula and faculty member in the International Development Studies and Women and Gender Studies programs. She has authored and edited numerous books and articles about both Butte and childhood.

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