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Uneven ground : Appalachia since 1945

Author: Ronald D Eller
Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : Univ. Press of Kentucky, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Appalachia has played a complex and often contradictory role in the unfolding of American history. Created by urban journalists in the years following the Civil War, the idea of Appalachia provided a counterpoint to emerging definitions of progress. Early-twentieth-century critics of modernity saw the region as a remnant of frontier life, a reflection of simpler times that should be preserved and protected. However,  Read more...
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History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Eller, Ronald D., 1948-
Uneven ground.
Lexington, Ky. : Univ. Press of Kentucky, ©2008
(DLC) 2008027993
(OCoLC)213840222
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald D Eller
ISBN: 9780813173207 0813173205 9780813138633 0813138639 9780813135014 081313501X
OCLC Number: 302054290
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 326 pages, [32] pages of plates) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: "How America came to the mountains" / Jim Wayne Miller --
Introduction --
Rich land, poor people --
The politics of poverty --
Developing the poor --
Confronting development --
Growth and development --
The new Appalachia.
Responsibility: Ronald D. Eller.

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Appalachia has played a complex and often contradictory role in the unfolding of American history. This book examines the politics of development in Appalachia after World War II with an eye toward  Read more...

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