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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:   Book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harry M Caudill
OCLC Number: 171740
Description: 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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