Uneven Ground: Appalachia since 1945 (Paperback)

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Uneven Ground: Appalachia since 1945 (Paperback)

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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,
Ronald D Eller is former director of the Appalachian Center and professor of history at the University of Kentucky. He is the author of Miners, Millhands, and Mountaineers: Industrialization of the Appalachian South, 1880--1930.
Product Details ISBN: 9780813142463
ISBN-10: 0813142466
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication Date: July 1st, 2013
Pages: 376
Language: English