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
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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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DLC
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1940-
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Salstrom, Paul
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HC107.A127
LC item number
S24 1994
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
HC107.A127S24
NAL item number
1994
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Appalachian Region, Southern
  • Appalachian Region, Southern
  • Southern Appalachian Region
  • Appalachen (Süd)
  • Poor
  • Wirtschaftsgeschichte
  • Economic history
  • Poor
  • Social conditions
  • Wirtschaft
  • Geschichte 1730-1940
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Appalachia's path to dependency : rethinking a region's economic history, 1730-1940, Paul Salstrom
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [170]-190) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxxvi, 204 pages
Isbn
9780813118604
Lccn
93039818
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
ZBWT00547034
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map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29218885
  • (OCoLC)ocm29218885
Label
Appalachia's path to dependency : rethinking a region's economic history, 1730-1940, Paul Salstrom
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [170]-190) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxxvi, 204 pages
Isbn
9780813118604
Lccn
93039818
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
ZBWT00547034
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29218885
  • (OCoLC)ocm29218885

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