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The Resource Appalachia's path to dependency : rethinking a region's economic history 1730-1940, Paul Salstrom

Appalachia's path to dependency : rethinking a region's economic history 1730-1940, Paul Salstrom

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Appalachia's path to dependency : rethinking a region's economic history 1730-1940
Title
Appalachia's path to dependency
Title remainder
rethinking a region's economic history 1730-1940
Statement of responsibility
Paul Salstrom
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The debate over the source of Appalachia's economic problems has been going strong since Harry Caudill's Night Comes to the Cumberlands appeared in 1963. Now a new study illuminates the region's plight, making a vital contribution to the understanding of this area's critical economic dilemma
  • In Appalachia's Path to Dependency, Paul Salstrom examines the evolution of economic life over time in southern Appalachia. Moving away from the colonial model to an analysis based on dependency, he exposes the complex web of factors - regulation of credit, industrialization, population growth, cultural values, federal intervention - that has worked against the region
  • Salstrom argues that economic adversity has resulted from three types of disadvantages: natural, market, and political. The overall context in which Appalachia's economic life unfolded was one of expanding United States markets and, after the Civil War, of expanding capitalist relations
  • Covering the entire span of Appalachia's economic history, from the early white settlement to the end of the New Deal, this work is not simply an economic interpretation but draws as well on other areas of history. Salstrom compares Appalachia with the Midwest at mid-nineteenth century, today's Appalachia with Third World countries, and the region with Japan
  • Whereas other interpretations of Appalachia's economy have tended to seek social or psychological explanations for its dependency, this important work compels us to look directly at the region's economic history. This regional perspective offers a clear-eyed view of Appalachia's path in the future
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1940-
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Salstrom, Paul
Dewey number
330.974
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Appalachian Region, Southern
  • Appalachian Region, Southern
  • Appalachian Region, Southern
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Appalachia's path to dependency : rethinking a region's economic history 1730-1940, Paul Salstrom
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 170-190) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction: The Issue -- 1. Early Settlement and Self-Sufficiency, 1730-1860 -- 2. Accelerated Agricultural Decline and Adverse Federal Policy, 1860-1880 -- 3. Rural Appalachia's Subsistence-Barter-and-Borrow Systems -- 4. Labor-intensive Mining and the Subsistence Reproduction of Labor Power, 1880-1930 -- 5. The New Deal and Appalachia's Industry -- 6. The New Deal and Appalachia's Agriculture -- 7. The Welfare of Rural Appalachia
Control code
ocm47011065
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxvi, 204 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813170114
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)47011065
Label
Appalachia's path to dependency : rethinking a region's economic history 1730-1940, Paul Salstrom
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 170-190) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction: The Issue -- 1. Early Settlement and Self-Sufficiency, 1730-1860 -- 2. Accelerated Agricultural Decline and Adverse Federal Policy, 1860-1880 -- 3. Rural Appalachia's Subsistence-Barter-and-Borrow Systems -- 4. Labor-intensive Mining and the Subsistence Reproduction of Labor Power, 1880-1930 -- 5. The New Deal and Appalachia's Industry -- 6. The New Deal and Appalachia's Agriculture -- 7. The Welfare of Rural Appalachia
Control code
ocm47011065
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxvi, 204 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813170114
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)47011065

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