Appalachian Odyssey: Historical Perspectives on the Great Migration

Author:   Phillip Obermiller ,  Thomas E. Wagner ,  E.Bruce Tucker
Publisher:   ABC-CLIO
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9780275968519


Pages:   272
Publication Date:   30 July 2000
Format:   Hardback
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One of the greatest internal migrations in American history has been the movement of the people of Appalachia to a variety of rural and urban destinations all over the country -- wherever economic opportunity beckoned, from the industrial Midwest to the timber empires of the Pacific Northwest. This movement (about five million in the 1950s alone) has taken place in several waves throughout the twentieth century, and continues to this day. Appalachian Odyssey provides an interdisciplinary exploration of the impact of this phenomenon on both the Appalachian region and the country as a whole. Scholars from a variety of social science disciplines bring their perspectives to this volume in an examination of the historical, political, social, economic, and cultural impact of a talented group often derided as hillbillies. Appalachian Odyssey provides a much-needed corrective to this bias, and a deeper understanding of a people who have significantly influenced the American story.

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Author:   Phillip Obermiller ,  Thomas E. Wagner ,  E.Bruce Tucker
Publisher:   ABC-CLIO
Imprint:   Praeger Publishers Inc
Dimensions:   Width: 15.60cm , Height: 1.50cm , Length: 23.40cm
Weight:   0.556kg
ISBN:  

9780275968519


ISBN 10:   0275968510
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   30 July 2000
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate ,  Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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.,. this book is to be highly recommended.....The bibliography is balanced, and each essay has been carefully prepared. Appalachian Odyssey: Historical Perspectives on the Great Migration will especially benefit readers who might have an interest in further exploring other aspects of the Appalachian experience in urban America. -The Filson History Quarterly


... this book is to be highly recommended.....The bibliography is balanced, and each essay has been carefully prepared. Appalachian Odyssey: Historical Perspectives on the Great Migration will especially benefit readers who might have an interest in further exploring other aspects of the Appalachian experience in urban America. -The Filson History Quarterly A superb collection for graduate students and faculty. -Choice ... offers many encouraging new approaches to the study of 20th-century internal migration....this volume provides a wealth of information on the broader Southern migration to the North and Midwest. -Appalachian Journal ?A superb collection for graduate students and faculty.?-Choice ?...offers many encouraging new approaches to the study of 20th-century internal migration....this volume provides a wealth of information on the broader Southern migration to the North and Midwest.?-Appalachian Journal ?...this book is to be highly recommended.....The bibliography is balanced, and each essay has been carefully prepared. Appalachian Odyssey: Historical Perspectives on the Great Migration will especially benefit readers who might have an interest in further exploring other aspects of the Appalachian experience in urban America.?-The Filson History Quarterly .,. offers many encouraging new approaches to the study of 20th-century internal migration....this volume provides a wealth of information on the broader Southern migration to the North and Midwest. -Appalachian Journal .,. this book is to be highly recommended.....The bibliography is balanced, and each essay has been carefully prepared. Appalachian Odyssey: Historical Perspectives on the Great Migration will especially benefit readers who might have an interest in further exploring other aspects of the Appalachian experience in urban America. -The Filson History Quarterly


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PHILLIP J. OBERMILLER is an Associate at the Appalachian Center of the University of Kentucky and a Visiting Professor of Urban Studies at the University of Cincinnati./e THOMAS E. WAGNER is University Professor Emeritus of Planning and Urban Studies at the University of Cincinnati./e E. BRUCE TUCKER is Professor of History at the University of Windsor in Ontario./e

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