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Night comes to the Cumberlands, a biography of a depressed area.

Author: Harry M Caudill
Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown [1963]
Series: Atlantic Monthly Press book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Caudill explores the southern Appalachian Mountains area's history, from its first settlement to the Civil War, and from the rise of coal barons to the economic despair of the 1950s and 1960s.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harry M Caudill
OCLC Number: 171740
Description: xvi, 394 pages illustrations 22 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. The wilderness seed. Our disinherited forebears --
A harsh new land becomes home sweet home --
pt. 2. A land divided. The war --
The wars --
The things that are more excellent --
pt. 3. The coming of the coal men. Trees --
Coal --
The frontier a century after --
The alabaster cities --
The big bosses --
pt. 4. Boom and bust. The big boom --
Moonshine and mayhem --
The Great Depression --
The union drives --
The legacy of the thirties --
pt. 5. The second boom. From bust to boom again --
pt. 6. Waste and welfare. Darkening horizons --
The rise of the Welfare state --
pt. 7. The Purple Mountain majesties. The rape of the Appalachians --
The scene today --
The politics of decay --
pt. 8. The future. The case for a Southern Mountain Authority.
Series Title: Atlantic Monthly Press book.
Responsibility: With a foreword by Stewart L. Udall.

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Caudill explores the southern Appalachian Mountains area's history, from its first settlement to the Civil War, and from the rise of coal barons to the economic despair of the 1950s and 1960s.

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