Southern West Virginia and the Struggle for Modernity

Southern West Virginia and the Struggle for Modernity

By: Christopher Dorsey (author)Paperback

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This work addresses how southern West Virginia's complex and often chaotic history still impacts key aspects of modern-day life for Mountaineers. At its center are fundamental elements of late 19th and early 20th century Appalachian existence such as the predominance of subsistence farming, the coming of the Industrial Revolution, the rise of company towns, growing coal company influence, and the resultant expansion of political corruption. It examines how the region's Appalachian culture and identity have adapted to, and been affected by, these factors as well as how stereotypical perceptions held by those outside the region have created both opportunities and barriers to modernization for southern West Virginians.

About Author

Christopher Dorsey is an officer in the U.S. Navy.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780786460496
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 228
  • ID: 9780786460496
  • ISBN10: 0786460490

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