Corresponding Author

Mccawley, Michael mamccawley@hsc.wvu.edu

Mallow, Jennifer jmallow@hsc.wvu.edu

Author Affiliations

Michael McCawley, PhD

School of Public Health

Department of Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences

West Virginia University

Morgantown WV 26506


The Journal of Appalachian Health is committed to reviewing published media that relates to contemporary concepts affecting the health of Appalachia. Coal mining and black lung disease have long been a central topic of both political and health communities in Appalachia. The book, Digging Our Own Graves (Coal Miners and the Struggle over Black Lung Disease) by Barbara Ellen Smith, is a well-known title, now updated; its newest edition is reviewed.


DOI: https://doi.org/10.13023/jah.0304.11

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Recommended Citation

McCawley M. Review of: Digging our own graves: Coal miners and the struggle over black lung disease. J Appalach Health 2021;3(4):137–41. DOI: https://doi.org/10.13023/jah.0304.11