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An Appalachian reawakening : West Virginia and the perils of the new machine age, 1945-1972

Author: Jerry Bruce Thomas
Publisher: Morgantown : West Virginia University Press, 2010.
Series: West Virginia and Appalachia, 12.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Recounts the difficulties the state of West Virginia faced during the post-World War II period. While documenting this turmoil, this valuable analysis also traces the efforts of the New Frontier and  Read more...

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Thomas, Jerry Bruce, 1941-
Appalachian reawakening.
Morgantown : West Virginia University Press, 2010
(DLC) 2010015690
(OCoLC)610018940
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jerry Bruce Thomas
ISBN: 9781933202983 193320298X
OCLC Number: 794700683
Description: 1 online resource (x, 470 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: ""Front Cover""; ""West Virginia and Appalachia Series Page""; ""Dedication""; ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction""; ""A New Machine Age in the Hills""; ""Appalachian Contradiction""; ""A Revolution in Coal""; ""The UMWA Embraces the Revolution""; ""The Fade of the Mountain Farm""; ""A General Economic Decline""; ""West Virginians and the Mass Culture of the Age""; ""The Great Migration: Leaving “Those Hills, the Place I Call Home�""; ""Conclusion""; ""American Paradox, Appalachian Stereotype""; ""The Alienation of the Land""; ""Horse-and-Buggy Vestiges"" ""The Patteson Era""""McCarthyism: The Second Red Scare""; ""“Like a Bolt of Lightning�: Marland�s Severance Tax Proposal""; ""Hard Times and the Search for Panaceas""; ""Marland: Flawed Champion of Change""; ""The Emergence of Cecil Underwood""; ""The Challenges of Education in the Age of Sputnik""; ""A Changing of the Guard""; ""A Deteriorating Economy and Agonizing Reappraisals""; ""“An American Paradox�: Imperfections in the Glare of National Attention""; ""Planning for Regional Action""; ""Affection in Adversity""; ""Conclusion""; ""Civil Rights in the New Machine Age"" ""African Americans in West Virginia: Balancing Two Segregationist Parties""""Jim Crow and the Impact of the Revolution in Coal""; ""Desegregating the Schools: The Impact of Brown""; ""A Rehearsal for Desegregation""; ""Persistent Segregation""; ""Integrating Higher Education""; ""Integrating the Broader Society: A Grassroots Awakening""; ""Churches and Civil Rights""; ""Conclusion""; ""Good Intentions: The New Frontier and the War on Poverty""; ""Structural Unemployment, Automation, and the Culture of Poverty""; ""The View from Megalopolis""; ""A “Robber Barron� of the New Frontier"" ""The Centennial: Accentuating the Positive""""LBJ and the War on Poverty""; ""Hulett C. Smith�s Sin of Omission""; ""Challenges of “Creative Federalism�""; ""Disappointments of the Crash Program""; ""From Head Start to VISTA""; ""Charleston as Prototype: Community Action and “Maximum Feasible Participation�""; ""Hardy and McDowell: Appalachian Models for the War on Poverty""; ""Reaction in West Virginia""; ""Guns Over Butter: OEO in Retreat""; ""Reorganizing the State OEO""; ""“Rethinking OEO�s Approach�: Assessing McDowell and Kanawha""; ""The ARC: A Lost Opportunity?"" ""Conclusion""""Raising Hell in the Hillsand Hollows: AVs, VISTAs, and Community Action""; ""Huey Perry and the Mingo Model for “Maximum Feasible Participation�""; ""The Rise of the Appalachian Volunteers""; ""AVs in West Virginia: “Outsiders and Trouble Makers� or “the Best Hope for Change�?""; ""Rising Militancy in Appalachia""; ""AVs Under Attack""; ""Governor Smith Closes Ranks with the Critics""; ""Assessing AVs and VISTAs""; ""West Virginia�s War on Poverty in Retrospect""; ""From the Silver Bridge to Farmington and Rumblings at the Grassroots""
Series Title: West Virginia and Appalachia, 12.
Responsibility: Jerry Bruce Thomas.

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