Carl D. Oblinger
Pen Name: C.D. Oblinger
Born: 1945 in Springfield, Illinois
- Springfield Historian
- Born in and currently resides in Springfield, Illinois
Biographical and Professional Information
Carl Oblinger of Springfield has won wide praise for his book Divided Kingdom: Work, Community and the Mining Wars in the Central Illinois Coal Fields During the Great Depression. Now in a second edition, the book consists of edited oral histories of the desperate struggles of miners and their wives with Peabody Coal and the United Mine Workers over scarce economic resources. His other books include Cornwall: The People and Culture of an Industrial Camelot and Interviewing the People of Pennsylvania; A Conceptual Guide to Oral History.
- Interviewing the People of Pennsylvania; A Conceptual Guide to Oral History, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 1981
- Cornwall: The People and Culture of an industiral Camelot, 1890 - 1980, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 1984
- Divided Kingdom: Work, Community, and the Mining Wars in the Central Illinois Coal Fields During the Great Depression, Illinois State Historical, 1991
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Carl was honored at the 2005 Illinois Authors Book Fair sponsored by the Illinois Center for the Book and the Illinois State Library in Springfield, Illinois.
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