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A landless people in a rural region : a reader on land ownership and property taxation in Appalachia

Author: Steve Fisher
Publisher: New Market, Tenn. : Highlander Center, 1979.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Fisher
OCLC Number: 5639372
Description: 232 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 28 cm
Contents: PART I. Land ownership and property taxation: an overview --
Land rush: a survey of America's land / Peter Meyer --
Who has pillaged Appalachia for financial profit / Harry Caudill --
If Appalachia is to survive, land reform is a must / Jim Branscome --
State-by-state profiles / Bill Finger, Cary Fowler & Chip Hughes --
How property taxes work / Robert M. Brandon, Jonathan Rowe & Thomas H. Stanton --
PART II. Coal land and mineral ownership and property taxation --
A. REGIONAL OVERVIEW. --
Coal land and mineral ownership / David S. Walls, Dwight B. Billings, Mary P. Payne & Joe F. Childers, Jr. --
Property taxation of coal in central Appalachia / John Gaventa --
B. STATE PROFILES. --
Kentucky: Absentee ownership of Harlan County / Joey Childers --
Tennessee: Land and mineral ownership: Tennessee / John C. Wells --
Virginia: A critique of Virginia's mineral taxation program / Carol Schommer --
West Virginia: Who owns Lincoln County? / Lincoln County Citizens for Tax Reform --
Mingo County mirrors Appalachian patterns: inequities in the tax system --
C. IMPACT STUDIES: THE SOCIAL, POLITICAL, ECONOMIC, AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS OF COAL LAND OWNERSHIP AND PROPERTY TAXATION. --
Land ownership and coal productivity / John Gaventa --
Letter to Sir Denys Flowerdew Lowson / Ralph Nader --
Poor rich West Virginia / Paul Kaufman --
PART III. --
Recreation land ownership and second home development --
Subdividing rural America: impacts of recreational lot and second home development / American Society of Planning Officials (APSO) --
The impact of recreational development / William Cary, Molly Johnson, Meredith Golden, & Trip Van Noppen --
Selling the mountains / Jim Branscome & Peggy Matthews --
PART IV. --
Farm land ownership and the plight of the family farm --
Land ownership patterns and community development / Agricultural Marketing Project --
Struggle for survival / Shirley E. Greene --
Farm-land bonanza / James Krohe, Jr. --
Food or fuel?: the conglomerates dig for a new cash crop / David L. Ostendorf --
PART V. --
Government ownership of land-the national forests --
The government's private forests / Si Kahn --
The national recreation area: What will it mean / Bill Blanton --
Tree killers on the rampage / Bill Finger, Cary Fowler, & Chip Hughes --
PART VI. --
The dam mentality-federal and private dam builders --
Tenn-Tom Waterway: boon for the boondocks? / David Dyar Massey --
Brumley Gap residents will fight for homes / Robert Trivette --
Dams will destroy the beauty of the land / Wayne Lilly --
How to save your river: a citizen's guide to water projects / American Rivers Conservation Council --
PART VII. --
Land reform proposals and strategies --
Land, resources and people / Rural America --
Facts about Alabama and some ideas on land reform / Agricultural Marketing Project --
A handbook on coal leasing and landowners organizations / Illinois South Project --
Columbia Gas ordered to pay higher taxes / Robert F. Currie --
PART VIII. Directory.
Responsibility: edited by Steve Fisher.

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