An Appalachian Reawakening Book
An Appalachian Reawakening: West Virginia and the Perils of the New Machine Age, 1945-1972 by Jerry Bruce Thomas.
This book recounts the difficulties the state of West Virginia faced during the post-World War II period. While documenting this turmoil, this valuable analysis also traces the efforts of the New Frontier and Great Society programs, which stimulated maximum feasible participation and lead to the ultimate rise of grass roots activities and organizations that improved life and labor in the region and undermined the notion of Appalachian fatalism.
Published by Chicago Distribution Center.