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The road to poverty : the making of wealth and hardship in Appalachia

The road to poverty : the making of wealth and hardship in Appalachia

Author: Dwight B Billings; Kathleen M Blee
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This book makes an important contribution to basic research on inequality - pointing to the shortcomings of treating symptomatic problems of low income, while failing to address systemic ones - at a  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dwight B Billings; Kathleen M Blee
ISBN: 0521652294 9780521652292 0521655463 9780521655460
OCLC Number: 749748047
Notes: Transferred to digital printing 2004.
Description: XIV, 434 s. : il. ; 23 cm
Contents: List of illustrations; List of tables; Preface and acknowledgments; Part I. Public Policy and Historical Sociology: 1. Introduction; Part II. Antebellum Capitalist Markets: 2. Fronier Kentucky in the capitalist world system; 3. Industry, commerce, and slaveholding; Part III. Antebellum State Coercion: 4. State making and the origins of elite conflict; Part IV. Cultural Strategies: 5. The patriarchal moral economy of agriculture; 6. Racial dynamics and the creation of poverty; Part V. Postbellum Capitalist Markets and the Local State: 7. From marginality to integration; 8. Feud violence; 9. Epilogue; Appendix; Notes; Index.
Responsibility: Dwight B. Billings, Kathleen M. Blee.


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'Billings and Blee support their often fascinating and at times incredible report with a wealth of archival and contemporary data, grounded in a theoretically comprehensive and thoughtful analysis. Read more...

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