The road to poverty : the making of wealth and hardship in Appalachia
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 time when American policymakers are struggling to design and implement effective programs to move people from welfare to work.
Print Book, English, 2004
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2004
XIV, 434 s. : il. ; 23 cm
9780521652292, 9780521655460, 0521652294, 0521655463
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.
Transferred to digital printing 2004