Jonathan Free on the coal industry and risk

Jonathan Free discusses his research on the coal industry and the shifting of risk from the miner's bodies on to the surrounding ecosystems and communities and his use of materials from the collections in the Hagley Library.

Free is a Phd candidate at Duke University and the Miller Center and Hagley Library Dissertation Fellow in business and politics.

Banner image: Coal miners and film crew, circa 1940s. View in the Hagley Digital Archives