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FOUR TOWNS THAT MOVED: HOW MASS MINING CHANGED LIFE AND LANDSCAPE IN THE 20TH CENTURY

Without mass destruction mining, the mass production and consumption that became common for much of the world in the twentieth century would not be possible.

In the early part of twentieth century, construction and consumption vastly increased. In order to supply the raw materials required to feed this consumption, mining technologies had to keep pace. Highly-mechanized, high-throughput, mass-destruction mining resulted, and led to surges in production which fundamentally changed landscapes, labour and ways of life in mining regions.

Join us as Professor Eagle Glassheim explores these changes through case studies of mining towns in Europe, Canada and the United States. The recent history of mass destruction mining can help us see hidden connections between ourselves, the materials of our consumption, and remote mining landscapes and communities.

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UBC History and Sociology Speaker Series
Speaker: Eagle Glassheim, Professor and Head of Department of History, University of British Columbia
Date: Monday, February 19, 2018
Time: 6:45 pm
Location: Okanagan Regional Library, Ellis Street Branch, 1380 Ellis Street, Kelowna
Cost: FREE, but registration required

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