Mountain People in Flat Land: Popular History of Appalachian Migration

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In the early 1940s, $10 bought a bus ticket from Appalachia to a better job and promise of prosperity in the flatlands of northeast Ohio. A mountaineer with a strong back and will to work could find a job within twenty-four hours of arrival. But the cost of a bus ticket was more than a week's wages in a lumber camp, and the mountaineer paid dearly in loss of kin, culture, homeplace, and freedom. Numerous scholarly works have addressed this migration that brought more than one million mountaineers to Ohio alone. But" ...

Mountain People in Flat Land: Popular History of Appalachian Migration 1998, Ohio University Press

ISBN-13: 9780821412305

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Mountain People in Flat Land: Popular History of Appalachian Migration 1998, Ohio University Press

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