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An Appalachian Reawakening: West Virginia and the Perils of the New Machine Age, 1945-1972

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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 ...

An Appalachian Reawakening: West Virginia and the Perils of the New Machine Age, 1945-1972 2011, West Virginia University Press

ISBN-13: 9781933202587

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Appalachian Reawakening: West Virginia and the Perils of the New Machine Age, 1945-1972 2011, West Virginia University Press

ISBN-13: 9781933202594

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