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Appalachian odyssey : historical perspectives on the great migration

Author: Phillip J Obermiller; Thomas E Wagner; Edward Bruce Tucker
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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One of the greatest internal migrations in American history has been the movement of the people of Appalachia to destinations all over the country. This movement (about five million in the 1950s  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Appalachian odyssey.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2000
(OCoLC)606354952
Online version:
Appalachian odyssey.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2000
(OCoLC)608413564
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Phillip J Obermiller; Thomas E Wagner; Edward Bruce Tucker
ISBN: 0275968510 9780275968519
OCLC Number: 42771221
Description: xxiv, 242 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The great Appalachian migration. Southern white migration to the Midwest, an overview / Chad Berry --
I never thought of my life as history: a story of the "hillbilly" exodus and the price of assimilation / Rebecca J. Bailey --
The "birds of passage" phenomenon in West Virginia's out-migration / Shirley L. Stewart and Connie L. Rice --
A common ground: urban adaptation and Appalachian unity / Roger Guy --
The urban response to the newcomers. Transforming mountain folk: Roscoe Giffin and the invention of urban Appalachia / Bruce Tucker --
Imaging Appalachians: the Berea workshop on the urban adjustment of Southern Appalachian migrants / Bruce Tucker --
"Hands-across-the-Ohio": the urban initiatives of the Council of the Southern Mountains, 1954-1971 / Phillip J. Obermiller and Thomas E. Wagner --
Urban Appalachian identity. "Disgrace to the race": Hillbillies and the color line in Detroit / John Hartigan Jr. --
Toward a new ethnicity: urban Appalachian ethnic consciousness in Cincinnati, 1960-1987 / Bruce Tucker --
Revisitng urban Appalachian ethnicity / Theresa Myadze --
Urban Appalachian organization. Cincinnati's "Second minority": the emergence of Appalachian advocacy, 1953-1973 / Phillip J. Obermiller and Thomas E. Wagner --
Going home without the trip: Appalachian migrant organizations / Thomas E. Wagner and Phillip J. Obermiller.
Responsibility: edited by Phillip J. Obermiller, Thomas E. Wagner, and E. Bruce Tucker.

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