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Fighting Back in Appalachia: Traditions of Resistance and Change
     

Fighting Back in Appalachia: Traditions of Resistance and Change

by Stephen Fisher
 

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Sixteen original essays document the extent and variety of citizen resistance and struggle in the Appalachian region since 1960. The contributors-all organizers or activist intellectuals-describe how and why some of the dramatic Appalachian resistance efforts and strategies have arisen.

Contributors: Bill Allen, Mary K. Anglin, Fran Ansley, Alan Banks, Dwight

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Sixteen original essays document the extent and variety of citizen resistance and struggle in the Appalachian region since 1960. The contributors-all organizers or activist intellectuals-describe how and why some of the dramatic Appalachian resistance efforts and strategies have arisen.

Contributors: Bill Allen, Mary K. Anglin, Fran Ansley, Alan Banks, Dwight Billings, Mary Beth Bingman, Sherry Cable, Guy and Candie Carawan, Richard A. Couto, Stephen William Foster, John M. Glen, Hal Hamilton, Bennett M. Judkins, Don Manning-Miller, Ellen Ryan, Jim Sessions, Joe Szakos, Karen Tice, Chris Weiss, and the editor.

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Library Journal
This is a powerful compilation of 16 essays examining various groups within the Appalachian region who fought for change in their communities. The essays provide an historical overview of events and strategies arising from citizen resistance to human and environmental exploitation. Frequently portrayed as passive victims, the people of the Appalachian Mountains emerge from this study as courageous activists. Many of the contributors to this volume were participants in the organizations they describe, providing first-hand accounts of the groups' efforts. Extensive footnotes and a bibliography make this a valuable contribution to the literature of social activism. For academic and regional collections.-- Eloise Hitchcock, Tennessee Technological Univ. Lib., Cookeville

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780877229766
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1993
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.31(h) x 1.13(d)

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Stephen L. Fisher is Hawthorne Professor of Political Science at Emory and Henry College in Emory, Virginia.

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