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Our Appalachia: An Oral History / Edition 1
     

Our Appalachia: An Oral History / Edition 1

by Laurel Shackelford, Bill Weinberg
 

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ISBN-10: 0813101840

ISBN-13: 9780813101842

Pub. Date: 10/28/1988

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

Many books have been written about Appalachia, but few have voiced its concerns with the warmth and directness of this one. From hundreds of interviews gathered by the Appalachian Oral History Project, editors Laurel Shackelford and Bill Weinberg have woven a rich verbal tapestry that portrays the people and the region in all their variety.

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Many books have been written about Appalachia, but few have voiced its concerns with the warmth and directness of this one. From hundreds of interviews gathered by the Appalachian Oral History Project, editors Laurel Shackelford and Bill Weinberg have woven a rich verbal tapestry that portrays the people and the region in all their variety.

The words on the page have the ring of truth, for these are the people of Appalachia speaking for themselves. Here they recollect an earlier time of isolation but of independence and neighborliness. For a nearer time they tell of the great changes that took place in Appalachia with the growth of coal mining and railroads and the disruption of old ways. Persisting through the years and sounding clearly in the interviews are the dignity of the Appalachian people and their close ties with the land, despite the exploitation and change they have endured.

When first published, Our Appalachia was widely praised. This new edition again makes available an authentic source of social history for all those with an interest in the region.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813101842
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
Publication date:
10/28/1988
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
408
Sales rank:
1,243,467
Product dimensions:
5.55(w) x 8.53(h) x 0.85(d)

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