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Poco Field An American Story of Place

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ISBN-10: 025207839X

ISBN-13: 9780252078392

Edition: 2012

Authors: Talmage A. Stanley

List price: $30.00
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Description:

 In this beautifully written meditation on identity and place, Talmage A. Stanley tells the story of his grandparents' middle-class aspirations from the 1920s to the 1940s in the once-booming Pocahontas coalfields of southern West Virginia. Part lyrical family memoir and part social study,The Poco Field: An American Story of Placeaddresses a long-standing gap in Appalachian and American studies, illustrating the lives and choices of the middle class in the mid-twentieth century and delving into questions of place-based identity. Exploring the natural and built environments of the towns of Keystone, West Virginia and Newbern, Virginia, Stanley delineates the history of conflict and control…    
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 2/28/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Prologue Coal Dust under My Feet
Introduction The Places toward Which I Seem to Bend
To Hold Hands with My Kin
The Poco Field
"On a Plane with the Best in the Country"
Moving to Westfield
He Saw It Coming
Through the Deep Waters
"He Always Wanted a Cadillac"
The Poco Field: Elegy and Ferocious Hope
Notes
Index