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King Coal

Upton Sinclair (1878-1968)

1. 00 – Dedication and Introduction
2. 01 – Book 1 – The Domain of King Coal; Sections 1-2
3. 02 – Book 1 – The Domain of King Coal; Sections 3-5
4. 03 – Book 1 – The Domain of King Coal; Sections 6-8
5. 04 – Book 1 – The Domain of King Coal; Sections 9-11
6. 05 – Book 1 – The Domain of King Coal; Sections 12-14
7. 06 – Book 1 – The Domain of King Coal; Sections 15-17
8. 07 – Book 1 – The Domain of King Coal; Sections 18-20
9. 08 – Book 1 – The Domain of King Coal; Sections 21-23
10. 09 – Book 1 – The Domain of King Coal; Sections 24-26
11. 10 – Book 1 – The Domain of King Coal; Sections 27-29
12. 11 – Book 2 – The Serfs of King Coal; Sections 1-3
13. 12 – Book 2 – The Serfs of King Coal; Sections 4-6
14. 13 – Book 2 – The Serfs of King Coal; Sections 7-8
15. 14 – Book 2 – The Serfs of King Coal; Sections 9-11
16. 15 – Book 2 – The Serfs of King Coal; Sections 12-14
17. 16 – Book 2 – The Serfs of King Coal; Sections 15-17
18. 17 – Book 2 – The Serfs of King Coal; Sections 18-20
19. 18 – Book 2 – The Serfs of King Coal; Sections 21-23
20. 19 – Book 2 – The Serfs of King Coal; Sections 24-25
21. 20 – Book 2 – The Serfs of King Coal; Sections 26-28
22. 21 – Book 2 – The Serfs of King Coal; Sections 29-31
23. 22 – Book 2 – The Serfs of King Coal; Sections 32-34
24. 23 – Book 3 – The Henchmen of King Coal; Sections 1-3
25. 24 – Book 3 – The Henchmen of King Coal; Sections 4-6
26. 25 – Book 3 – The Henchmen of King Coal; Sections 7-9
27. 26 – Book 3 – The Henchmen of King Coal; Sections 10-12
28. 27 – Book 3 – The Henchmen of King Coal; Sections 13-14
29. 28 – Book 3 – The Henchmen of King Coal; Sections 15-16
30. 29 – Book 3 – The Henchmen of King Coal; Sections 17-19
31. 30 – Book 3 – The Henchmen of King Coal; Sections 20-22
32. 31 – Book 3 – The Henchmen of King Coal; Sections 23-25
33. 32 – Book 4 – The Will of King Coal; Sections 1-2
34. 33 – Book 4 – The Will of King Coal; Sections 3-5
35. 34 – Book 4 – The Will of King Coal; Sections 6-8
36. 35 – Book 4 – The Will of King Coal; Sections 9-11
37. 36 – Book 4 – The Will of King Coal; Sections 12-14
38. 37 – Book 4 – The Will of King Coal; Sections 15-16
39. 38 – Book 4 – The Will of King Coal; Sections 17-20
40. 39 – Book 4 – The Will of King Coal; Sections 21-23
41. 40 – Book 4 – The Will of King Coal; Sections 24-26
42. 41 – Book 4 – The Will of King Coal; Sections 27-29
43. 42 – Book 4 – The Will of King Coal; Sections 30-32
44. 43 – Postscript

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Summary

King Coal is a book by Upton Sinclair, first published in 1917, that exposes the dirty working conditions in the coal mining industry in the western United States during the 1910s. As in an earlier work, The Jungle, Sinclair expresses his socialist viewpoints from the perspective of a single protagonist, Hal Warner, caught up in the schemes and plots of the oppressive American capitalist system. The book itself is based on the 1914-1915 Colorado coal strikes.Reader’s note: In Book 4, there is no chapter numbered Section 16 in the public domain Gutenberg e-text. However, no actual text from the book appears to be missing.