MORGANTOWN, WV (LOOTPRESS) – WVU Press is announcing new offerings by authors Joe William Trotter Jr. and Terese Svoboda for February.
Black History Month brings the paperback release of “African American Workers and the Appalachian Coal Industry” by Trotter Jr.
This important collection brings together nearly three decades of research on the African American experience, class and race relations in the Appalachian coal industry.
Trotter Jr. is the Giant Eagle University Professor of History and Social Justice at Carnegie Mellon University, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and author of “Workers on Arrival: Black Labor in the Making of America and Pittsburgh” and the “Urban League Movement: A Century of Social Service and Activism.”
“Roxy and Coco,” by Svoboda, is an unconventional and arresting fantasy novel with glamorous harpies — mythical bird women — as title characters, attempting to outrun extinction and fix the planet by preventing child abuse, one child at a time.
A modern take on these fabled women, the story touches on mental illness, racism, animal rights and the rights of children.