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The Resource An Appalachian reawakening : West Virginia and the perils of the new machine age, 1945-1972, Jerry Bruce Thomas

An Appalachian reawakening : West Virginia and the perils of the new machine age, 1945-1972, Jerry Bruce Thomas

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An Appalachian reawakening : West Virginia and the perils of the new machine age, 1945-1972
Title
An Appalachian reawakening
Title remainder
West Virginia and the perils of the new machine age, 1945-1972
Statement of responsibility
Jerry Bruce Thomas
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eng
Summary
  • As the long boom of post-World War II economic expansion spread across the globe, dreams of white picket fences, democratic ideals, and endless opportunities flourished within the United States. Middle America experienced a period of affluent stability built upon a modern age of industrialization. Yet for the people of Appalachia, this new era brought economic, social, and environmental devastation, preventing many from realizing the American Dream. Some families suffered in silence, some joined a mass exodus from the mountains, while others, trapped by unemployment, poverty, illness, and injury, became dependent upon welfare. As the one state most completely Appalachian, West Virginia symbolized the region's dilemma, even as it provided much of the labor and natural resources that fueled the nation's prosperity
  • An Appalachian Reawakening: West Virginia and the Perils of the New Machine Age, 1945-1972 recounts the difficulties the state of West Virginia faced during the post-World War II period. While documenting this turmoil, this valuable analysis also traces the efforts of the New Frontier and Great Society programs, which stimulated maximum feasible participation and led to the ultimate rise of grass-roots activities and organizations that improved life and labor in the region and undermined the notion of Appalachian fatalism. --Book Jacket
  • As the long boom of post-World War II economic expansion spread across the globe, dreams of white picket fences, democratic ideals, and endless opportunities flourished within the United States. Middle America experienced a period of affluent stability built upon a modern age of industrialization. Yet for the people of Appalachia, this new era brought economic, social, and environmental devastation, preventing many from realizing the American Dream. Some families suffered in silence, some joined a mass exodus from the mountains, while others, trapped by unemployment, poverty, illness, and injury, became dependent upon welfare. As the one state most completely Appalachian, West Virginia symbolized the region's dilemma, even as it provided much of the labor and natural resources that fueled the nation's prosperity. --
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1941-
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Thomas, Jerry Bruce
Dewey number
975.4/043
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F245
LC item number
.T47 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
West Virginia and Appalachia
Series volume
v. 12
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  • Social change
  • West Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • West Virginia
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An Appalachian reawakening : West Virginia and the perils of the new machine age, 1945-1972, Jerry Bruce Thomas
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
610018940
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 470 pages
Isbn
9781933202587
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010015690
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
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(OCoLC)610018940
Label
An Appalachian reawakening : West Virginia and the perils of the new machine age, 1945-1972, Jerry Bruce Thomas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
610018940
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 470 pages
Isbn
9781933202587
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010015690
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)610018940

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