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Introduction
Locally recruited, active-duty soldiers were part of the labor mix that state and capital relied upon to extract and deliver coal. Together with local compulsory labor workers and the free market labor recruited from outside the region, these soldiers routinely worked in the coalfield, filling in the persistent gaps in the civilian work force. They formed an integral part of the solution to the problem of chronic labor shortages.

When voluntary labor had initially proved inadequate back in the 1840s and 1850s, the 1867 regulations had created a compulsory labor force of local workers obliged to spend one-half of each month in mine work. In 1906, as production mounted, free labor from outside the coalfield was summoned to remedy the defects ascribed by officials to these village workers—insufficient numbers and a poor work ethic.

Introduction Locally recruited, active-duty soldiers were part of the labor mix that state and capital relied upon to extract and deliver coal. Together with local compulsory labor workers and the free market labor recruited from outside the re
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