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Uneven ground : Appalachia since 1945

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, supporters of development and of the growth of material production, consumption, and technology decried what they perceived as the isolation and backwardness of the place and sough
eBook, English, ©2008
Univ. Press of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky., ©2008
Electronic books
1 online resource (xv, 326 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
9780813173207, 9780813138633, 9780813135014, 9781282937420, 9786612937422, 0813173205, 0813138639, 081313501X, 1282937421, 6612937424
"How America came to the mountains" / Jim Wayne Miller
Rich land, poor people
The politics of poverty
Developing the poor
Confronting development
Growth and development
The new Appalachia
Electronic reproduction, [Place of publication not identified], HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010