Appalachian Fall: The Industrial Takeover of the Southern Mountains

Lecture Description

What is Appalachia? Geographers have difficulty identifying it geologically or culturally. The way to understand it is historically. The central event in the making of Appalachia is the invasion of capital and industry that came in waves after the American Revolution and especially following the Civil War. This lecture explains these events, toward an understanding of how what we call development has often been the cause of chronic under-development.

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Civil War and Reconstruction South

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