Compiled by: Pamela C. Mac Arthur, D. Phil.
John O’Hara’s Anthracite Region covers the exiting period from the 1880s to 1945 in the coal region of Pennsylvania. John Henry O’Hara, the American author from Pottsville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, was so engrossed by the coal-rich “Anthracite Region” that he wrote about it in his professional work and personal correspondence for most of his life. The history, geography, and society of the area, particularly within a thirty-mile radius of Pottsville, were put under a microscope throughout O’Hara’s career.
This book offers an equally remarkable look at the work of one of America’s most underestimated authors, and one of the most fascinating regions in the world.