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Mountain People in a Flat Land: A Popular History of Appalachian Migration to Northeast Ohio, 1940-1965

By: Carl E. Feather

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Ohio University Press / Swallow Press:

Seller ID: 412302

ISBN: 0-8214-1230-2

Condition: 200 pages, 200 pages • photos, notes, bibliog., index • paper, 1998, Softcover, Ohio University Press / Swallow Press


In the early 1940s, $10 bought a bus ticket from Appalachia to a better job and promise of prosperity in the flatlands of northeast Ohio. A mountaineer with a strong back and will to work could find a job within twenty-four hours of arrival.But the cost of a bus ticket was more than a week's wages in a lumber camp, and the mountaineer paid dearly in loss of kin, culture, homeplace, and freedom.Numerous scholarly works have addressed this migration that brought mo... View more info

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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 ... View more info