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Paperback The Road to Poverty: The Making of Wealth and Hardship in Appalachia Book

ISBN: 0521655463

ISBN13: 9780521655460

The Road to Poverty: The Making of Wealth and Hardship in Appalachia

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Intended for social scientists, historians, and readers interested in social change and social poverty, this book examines the roots of entrenched poverty in Appalachia. It is both a social history of the creation of chronic poverty (and wealth) in Clay County, KY and an explication of how economic markets, cultural strategies, and the state interact to shape local society. By linking a longitudinal study of a single place to broader understandings...

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