Seebach. That Man Donaleitis: A Story of the Coal Regions
Seebach. That Man Donaleitis: A Story of the Coal Regions

Seebach. That Man Donaleitis: A Story of the Coal Regions

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Seebach, Margaret R. That Man Donaleitis: A Story of the Coal Regions. Philadelphia: Lutheran Publication Society, 1909. First Edition. [7301]

Red cloth with gilt titles on spine & front, illustration in gilt of a pickaxe & shovel on the spine, 5 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches, light spotting to binding, no dust jacket. Half tone frontis photo of St. Nicholas Colliery, Near Mahoney City, Pa., with "Several like this around Shamokin" in pencil above it. 455 clean pp., tight. Good. Hardcover.

A story of Lithuanian emigrants to the Pennsylvania coal region, written in the dialect of the region. Includes an account of a worker's strike, "scabs", "the reign of terror", saloon politics, the colporteur, " a problem for Protestants", the struggles with the Roman Catholic church and priests; finally the hero of the story is excommunicated from the Roman Church and joins with the Lutherans.

Margaret Rebecca (Himes) Seebach (1875-1948), b. Gettysburg, PA; d. Philadelphia, PA. She was the wife of the Rev. Julius Frederick Seebach (1869-1950), a Lutheran minister and sometime editor and columnist for The Lutheran