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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

ISBN: 0821415883

Condition: 224 pages, 6 x 9, illus., cloth, Ohio University Press / Swallow Press


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 1930s. Author William Faricy Condee demonstrates that these were multipurpose facilities that were central to the life of the... View more info