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Appalachian fall : dispatches from coal country on what's ailing America / Jeff Young and the Ohio Valley ReSource.

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Meyersdale Public Library 306.09 YOUNG (Text) 30512005376981 MEYM Non-Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781982148867
  • ISBN: 1982148861
  • Physical Description: xii, 241 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First Tiller Press hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Tiller Press, 2020.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-228) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Welcome to Appalach-America -- Bloody Harlan County: then and now -- Profile: Terry Steele -- Coshocton's power switch -- Pike county, black lung, and the costs of coal -- Profile: Marcy Tate's new beginning -- Martin County can't get clean water -- Tough choices in Belmont County -- Clay city faces diseases of despair -- Profile: the doctors facing the crisis -- Growing a recovery -- Politicoal 1: justice delayed -- Politicoal 2: Trump country revisited -- Carl and Scott Shoupe -- Coal, climate, and just what "just transition" means.
Citation/References Note:
Kirkus 05/15/2020.
Summary, etc.:
"A searing, on-the-ground examination of the collapsing coal industry—and the communities left behind—in the midst of economic and environmental crisis. Despite fueling a century of American progress, the people at the heart of coal country are being left behind, suffering from unemployment, the opioid epidemic, and environmental crises often at greater rates than anywhere else in the country. But what if Appalachia’s troubles are just a taste of what the future holds for all of us? Appalachian Fall tells the captivating true story of coal communities on the leading edge of change. A group of local reporters known as the Ohio Valley ReSource shares the real-world impact these changes have had on what was once the heart and soul of America. Including stories like: The miners’ strike in Harlan County after their company suddenly went bankrupt, bouncing their paychecks; The farmers tilling former mining ground for new cash crops like hemp; The activists working to fight mountaintop removal and bring clean energy jobs to the region; And the mothers mourning the loss of their children to overdose and despair In the wake of the controversial bestseller Hillbilly Elegy, Appalachian Fall addresses what our country owes to a region that provided fuel for a century and what it risks if it stands by watching as the region, and its people, collapse." --publisher's website.
Subject: Appalachian Region > Social condiitons > 21st century.
Appalachian Region > Economic condiitons > 21st century.
Appalachian Region > Politics and government > 21st century.
Coal industry > Appalachian Region.

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