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Oilfield Trash : Life and Labor in the Oil Patch - Bobby D. Weaver

Oilfield Trash

Life and Labor in the Oil Patch


Published: 17th September 2010
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Colorful stories of the workers who actually brought oil wealth to Texas. Drillers, shooters, toolies, pipeliners, teamsters, roustabouts, tank builders, roughnecksWeaver tracks the differences between company workers and contract workers. He details the work itself and the ethos that surrounds it. Oilfield Trash captures the unique voices of the laboring people who worked long, hard hours, often risking life and limb to keep the drilling rigs “turning to the right.”

The oil boom, 1901-1905 -- The drillers, 1901-1910 -- The other hands, 1901-1910 -- Moving on up north, 1910-1922 -- The Panhandle-populating cow country, 1919-1930 -- East Texas--changes in the patch, 1930-1935 -- Way out west, 1923-1940 -- Change comes to the oil patch, 1941-1960 -- The making of an oilfield culture, 1901-1960 -- A language of their own.

ISBN: 9781603442503
ISBN-10: 1603442502
Format: PDF
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 17th September 2010
Publisher: Texas A & M University Press
Edition Number: 1