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A darkness at dawn : Appalachian Kentucky and the future

Author: Harry M Caudill
Publisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©1976.
Series: Kentucky Bicentennial bookshelf.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Outspoken Appalachian writer, Harry M. Caudill, analyzes the exploitation and decline of the eastern Kentucky mountain lands, which have rendered "no people in the nation... more forlorn than the Appalachian highlanders in our time." Frontier attitudes, a strong attachment to the land, and isolation have produced in Appalachia, a backwoods culture which made its people susceptible to an outside exploitation of  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Caudill, Harry M., 1922-1990.
Darkness at dawn.
Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©1976
(OCoLC)570268482
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harry M Caudill
ISBN: 0813102189 9780813102184
OCLC Number: 2212704
Description: 82 pages ; 22 cm.
Series Title: Kentucky Bicentennial bookshelf.
Responsibility: Harry M. Caudill.

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"Outspoken Appalachian writer, Harry M. Caudill, analyzes the exploitation and decline of the eastern Kentucky mountain lands, which have rendered "no people in the nation... more forlorn than the Appalachian highlanders in our time." Frontier attitudes, a strong attachment to the land, and isolation have produced in Appalachia, a backwoods culture which made its people susceptible to an outside exploitation of their resources that has perpetrated on them a passive society largely dependent on relief."--back cover.

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