Hydrocarbons and human resources: labor, social relations, and industrial culture in the history of the oil and gas industry


From the Allegheny to the Irrawaddy: American oil drillers in colonial Burma

University of Michigan

Colonial Burma was once a major center of world petroleum production in the early 20th Century. A notable group in the oilfields of Burma was the working-class American oil drillers, most of whom with ties to the oil regions of western Pennsylvania. Drawing from fragmented primary sources such…