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Road to Poverty The Making of Wealth and Hardship in Appalachia

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ISBN-10: 0521655463

ISBN-13: 9780521655460

Edition: 2000

Authors: Dwight B. Billings, Kathleen M. Blee

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In this work, the authors examine the social dynamics of persistently poor rural communities through the history of Clay County, an especially poor section of the eastern Kentucky mountains in Appalachia.
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Book details

List price: $58.99
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/28/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 452
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Kathleen M. Blee is Professor of Sociology and Director of Women's Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh. She is the author of No Middle Ground , also available from NYU Press.

List of Illustrations
List of Tables
Preface and Acknowledgments
Public Policy and Historical Sociology
Introduction
Antebellum Capitalist Markets
Frontier Kentucky in the Capitalist World System
Industry, Commerce, and Slaveholding
Antebellum State Coercion
State Making and the Origins of Elite Conflict
Photo Essay
Cultural Strategies
The Patriarchal Moral Economy of Agriculture
Racial Dynamics and the Creation of Poverty
Postbellum Capitalist Markets and the Local State
From Marginality to Integration
Feud Violence
Epilogue
Data and Methodology
Genealogies
Notes
Index