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Appalachian Coal Mines & Railroads

By: Appalachian Coal Mines & Railroads

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Motorbooks International:

Seller ID: 089085


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Mountain People in a Flat Land: A Popular History of Appalachian Migration to Northeast Ohio, 1940-1965

By: Carl E. Feather

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Ohio University Press / Swallow Press:

Seller ID: 412302


In the early 1940s, $10 bought a bus ticket from Appalachia to a better job and promise of prosperity in the flatlands of northeast Ohio. A mountaineer with a strong back and will to work could find a job within twenty-four hours of arrival.But the cost of a bus ticket was more than a week's wages in a lumber camp, and the mountaineer paid dearly in loss of kin, culture, homeplace, and freedom.Numerous scholarly works have addressed this migration that brought mo... View more info

Two Worlds in the Tennessee Mountains: Exploring the Origins of Appalachian Stereotypes

By: David C. Hsiung

Price: $15.96

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky: c1997

Seller ID: 120012


Reviews"Offers a great deal of new information about frontier society as well as imaginative ways of using it."—Georgia Historical Quarterly “Hsiung resists the temptation to sensationalize on images of barbarism and ignorance."—Lexington Herald-Leader “Well organized and accessible, this book would prove ideal for use in Appalachian history courses . . . while telling what happened, Hsiung explains how to do social history.... View more info

A Magnificent Irishman from Appalachia: The Letters of Lt. James Gildea, First Ohio Light Artillery Battery L.

By: Julian Mohr

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Little Miami Publishing Company:

Seller ID: 25000X


This new publication includes letters written by James Gildea to the former General James Barnett in response to his request for company histories from the Civil War. James Fredrick Gildea was born in Port New Parish, Ireland, in 1835. After immigrating to America, the family lived first in Cadiz and then in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he received his education at St. Xavier School. Future moves included Canton and Newark, Ohio, before settling in Portsmouth, Scioto County, ... View more info

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WIDE NEIGHBORHOODS: A Story of the Frontier Nursing Service

By: Mary Breckinridge

Price: $12.96

Publisher: University of Kentucky Press: 1981 [©1952]

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 114535


The autobiography of Mary Breckinridge, the remarkable founder of the Frontier Nursing Service. Riding out on horseback, the FNS nurse-midwives, the first of their profession in this country, proved that high mortality rates and malnutrition need not be the norm in rural areas. By their example and through their graduates, the FNS has exacted a lasting influence on family health care throughout the world. Reviews“A moving and provoking book.”—Nur... View more info

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Walking Toward the Sunset: The Melungeons of Appalachia

By: Wayne Winkler

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Mercer University Press: May 2005

Seller ID: 548692


A comprehensive portrait of the "Melungeons."Walking toward the Sunset is a historical examination of the Melungeons, a mixed-race group predominantly in southern Appalachia. Author Wayne Winkler reviews theories about the Melungeons, compares the Melungeons with other mixed-race groups, and incorporates the latest scientific research to present a comprehensive portrait.In his telling portrait, Winkler examines the history of the Melungeons and the ongoin... View more info

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Coal and Culture: Opera Houses in Appalachia

By: William Faricy Condee

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Ohio University Press / Swallow Press:

Seller ID: 415883


Opera houses were fixtures of Appalachian life from the end of the Civil War through the 1920s. Most towns and cities had at least one opera house during this golden age. Coal mining and railroads brought travelers, money, and change to the region. Many aspects of American life converged in the opera house.Coal and Culture: Opera Houses in Appalachia is a critical appreciation of the opera house in the coal-mining region of Appalachia from the mid-1860s to the early ... View more info