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Carl D. Oblinger

Born: 1945 in Springfield, Illinois
Pen Name: C.D. Oblinger

Connection to Illinois: *Springfield Historian*Born in and currently resides in Springfield, Illinois

Biography: 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''.

  • 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.

Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers; Young adult readers

Carl D. Oblinger on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  Cornwall :
ISBN: 0892710284 OCLC: 16756757

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg [Pa.] : 1984.

  Divided kingdom :
ISBN: 0912226285 OCLC: 25005715

Illinois State Historical Society, Springfield, Ill. : 1991.

  Interviewing the people of Pennsylvania :
ISBN: 0911124942 OCLC: 4603858

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg [Pa.] : 1978.