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|Description||King Coal is about modern feudalism; about a mining company in the early twentieth century keeping control of worker serfs while company management behave as medieval lords. Like an ancient kingdom, workers live in company villages; they must purchase all their needs from company stores and remain continuously indebted to the management. The company goes out of its way to maintain brutal control of the workers, stripping away privacy by maintaining methodically detailed accounts of each individual. Every worker is expected to show total loyalty and give their lives the enterprise if need be. The few control the masses with raw, base savagery.|