Posts Tagged: mining

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #96: Donna Baier Stein


Colorado’s Baby Doe Tabor was a bad ass. Born in 1854, ‘Lizzie,’ as she was known, bucked social norms of her day. In an era when silver miners believed it bad luck to even speak to a woman before descending into the mines, Lizzie worked alongside her male counterparts in the damp, dark underground caverns.


The Human Cost: Discussing Political Storytelling with Olivia Kate Cerrone


Olivia Kate Cerrone discusses her novella The Hunger Saint and the significance of historical fiction. ...more

The Saturday Rumpus Essay: The Diggins


I was told that I was “a good digger” if I was behaving as a young child, working hard, and not talking back. Like nursery rhymes, the rhythm of racism cannot be forgotten. ...more