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The Resource Ramp Hollow : the ordeal of Appalachia, Steven Stoll

Ramp Hollow : the ordeal of Appalachia, Steven Stoll

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Ramp Hollow : the ordeal of Appalachia
Title
Ramp Hollow
Title remainder
the ordeal of Appalachia
Statement of responsibility
Steven Stoll
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Steven Stoll offers a fresh, provocative account of Appalachia, from the earliest European settlers, through crucial episodes such as the Whiskey Rebellion and the founding of West Virginia, and the arrival of timber and coal companies that set off a devastating "scramble for Appalachia."--
  • "In Ramp Hollow, Steven Stoll offers a fresh, provocative account of Appalachia, and why it matters. He begins with the earliest European settlers, whose desire for vast forests to hunt in was frustrated by absentee owners--including George Washington and other founders--who laid claim to the region. Even as Daniel Boone became famous as a backwoods hunter and guide, the economy he represented was already in peril. Within just a few decades, Appalachian hunters and farmers went from pioneers to pariahs, from heroes to hillbillies, in the national imagination, and the area was locked into an enduring association with poverty and backwardness. Stoll traces these developments with empathy and precision, examining crucial episodes such as the Whiskey Rebellion, the founding of West Virginia, and the arrival of timber and coal companies that set off a devastating "scramble for Appalachia." At the center of Ramp Hollow is Stoll's sensitive portrayal of Appalachian homesteads. Perched upon ridges and tucked into hollows, they combined small-scale farming and gardening with expansive foraging and hunting, along with distilling and trading, to achieve self-sufficiency and resist the dependence on cash and credit arising elsewhere in the United States. But the industrialization of the mountains shattered the ecological balance that sustained the households. Ramp Hollow recasts the story of Appalachia as a complex struggle between mountaineers and profit-seeking forces from outside the region. Drawing powerful connections between Appalachia and other agrarian societies around the world, Stoll demonstrates the vitality of a peasant way of life that mixes farming with commerce but is not dominated by a market mind-set. His original investigation, ranging widely from history to literature, art, and economics, questions our assumptions about progress and development, and exposes the devastating legacy of dispossession and its repercussions today." -- Publisher's description
Summary
An original investigation into the rise of the Appalachian homestead explores the impact of coal mining, timber and other industries on victimizing and marginalizing the region, sharing insights into how Appalachia became wrongly associated with poverty and backwardness
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Writing style
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Adapted from book jacket
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10603494
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DLC
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Stoll, Steven
Dewey number
333.3/174
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Land tenure
  • Mountain people
  • Farmers
  • Economic history
  • Farmers
  • Land tenure
  • Mountain people
  • Social conditions
  • Appalachian Region
  • Appalachian Region
  • Appalachian Region
  • Appalachian Region
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the ordeal of Appalachia
Label
Ramp Hollow : the ordeal of Appalachia, Steven Stoll
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [343]-385) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contemporary ancestors: from Daniel Boone to Hill-Billy -- Provision grounds: on capitalism and the Atlantic peasantry -- The Rye Rebellion: why Alexander Hamilton invaded the mountains -- Mountaineers are always free: on losing land and livelihood -- Interlude: Agrarian twilight: the art of dispossession -- The captured garden: subsistence under industrial capitalism -- Negotiated settlements: the fate of the commons and the commoners
Control code
1899042
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 410 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780809095056
Lccn
2017017082
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780809095056
  • (OCoLC)1004206289
Label
Ramp Hollow : the ordeal of Appalachia, Steven Stoll
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [343]-385) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contemporary ancestors: from Daniel Boone to Hill-Billy -- Provision grounds: on capitalism and the Atlantic peasantry -- The Rye Rebellion: why Alexander Hamilton invaded the mountains -- Mountaineers are always free: on losing land and livelihood -- Interlude: Agrarian twilight: the art of dispossession -- The captured garden: subsistence under industrial capitalism -- Negotiated settlements: the fate of the commons and the commoners
Control code
1899042
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 410 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780809095056
Lccn
2017017082
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780809095056
  • (OCoLC)1004206289

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