Download or read book The Unquiet Earth A Novel written by Denise Giardina and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2011-06-14 with total page 367 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Dillon Freeman returns from World War II to Blackberry Creek, West Virginia, where he confronts the coal mining industry as a union organizer and falls in love with his conventional cousin, Rachel. By the author of Storming Heaven.
Download or read book Negotiating a Perilous Empowerment written by Erica Abrams Locklear and published by Ohio University Press. This book was released on 2011-11-19 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In many parts of Appalachia, family ties run deep, constituting an important part of an individual’s sense of self. In some cases, when Appalachian learners seek new forms of knowledge, those family ties can be challenged by the accusation that they have gotten above their raisings, a charge that can have a lasting impact on family and community acceptance. Those who advocate literacy sometimes ignore an important fact — although empowering, newly acquired literacies can create identity conflicts for learners, especially Appalachian women. In Negotiating a Perilous Empowerment, Erica Abrams Locklear explores these literacy-initiated conflicts, analyzing how authors from the region portray them in their fiction and creative nonfiction. Abrams Locklear blends literacy studies with literary criticism to analyze the central female characters in the works of Harriette Simpson Arnow, Linda Scott DeRosier, Denise Giardina, and Lee Smith. She shows how these authors deftly overturn stereotypes of an illiterate Appalachia by creating highly literate characters, women who not only cherish the power of words but also push the boundaries of what literacy means. Negotiating a Perilous Empowerment includes in-depth interviews with Linda Scott DeRosier and Lee Smith, making this an insightful study of an important literary genre.
Download or read book Unquiet Earth written by Margaret Hilda Alington and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 1978 with total page 359 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book The Unquiet Earth written by Denise Giardina and published by Ivy Books. This book was released on 1994 with total page 339 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In a West Virginia mining town during the Depression, three people--Dillon, a tireless union man; Rachel, his cousin and lifelong love; and Jackie, their stalwart daughter--confront their own hopes and limitations, the failing mines, and the doomed union movement. Reprint.
Download or read book The Hidden Foundation written by David E. James and published by U of Minnesota Press. This book was released on 1996 with total page 297 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ranging from the earliest days of the cinema to the present, The Hidden Foundation reestablishes class as a fundamental aspect of film history. Featuring prominent film scholars and historians, this volume is unique in its international scope, diversity of perspectives and methodologies, and the sweep of its analysis. The Hidden Foundation begins with a review of the history of class in social and political thought, going on to chronicle its disappearance from film and cultural studies. Subsequent essays consider topics ranging from American and Soviet silent film through Chinese and American film in the fifties, to the restructuring of the working class that was a feature of films of the 1980s in both the United States and Great Britain.
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Download or read book Resources of the Adversary and Means of their Destruction A sermon preached before the American Missions at New York written by Lyman BEECHER and published by . This book was released on 1827 with total page 35 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
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Download or read book A Voice from the Sanctuary on the Missionary Enterprise written by and published by . This book was released on 1845 with total page 530 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Sermons written by Lyman Beecher and published by . This book was released on 1852 with total page 443 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Something s Rising written by Silas House and published by University Press of Kentucky. This book was released on 2009-04-17 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Like an old-fashioned hymn sung in rounds, Something’s Rising gives a stirring voice to the lives, culture, and determination of the people fighting the destructive practice of mountaintop removal in the coalfields of central Appalachia. Each person’s story, unique and unfiltered, articulates the hardship of living in these majestic mountains amid the daily desecration of the land by the coal industry because of America’s insistence on cheap energy. Developed as an alternative to strip mining, mountaintop removal mining consists of blasting away the tops of mountains, dumping waste into the valleys, and retrieving the exposed coal. This process buries streams, pollutes wells and waterways, and alters fragile ecologies in the region. The people who live, work, and raise families in central Appalachia face not only the physical destruction of their land but also the loss of their culture and health in a society dominated by the consequences of mountaintop removal. Included here are oral histories from Jean Ritchie, “the mother of folk,” who doesn’t let her eighty-six years slow down her fighting spirit; Judy Bonds, a tough-talking coal-miner’s daughter; Kathy Mattea, the beloved country singer who believes cooperation is the key to winning the battle; Jack Spadaro, the heroic whistle-blower who has risked everything to share his insider knowledge of federal mining agencies; Larry Bush, who doesn’t back down even when speeding coal trucks are used to intimidate him; Denise Giardina, a celebrated writer who ran for governor to bring attention to the issue; and many more. The book features both well-known activists and people rarely in the media. Each oral history is prefaced with a biographical essay that vividly establishes the interview settings and the subjects’ connections to their region. Written and edited by native sons of the mountains, this compelling book captures a fever-pitch moment in the movement against mountaintop removal. Silas House and Jason Howard are experts on the history of resistance in Appalachia, the legacy of exploitation of the region’s natural resources, and area’s unique culture and landscape. This lyrical and informative text provides a critical perspective on a powerful industry. The cumulative effect of these stories is stunning and powerful. Something’s Rising will long stand as a testament to the social and ecological consequences of energy at any cost and will be especially welcomed by readers of Appalachian studies, environmental science, and by all who value the mountain’s majesty—our national heritage.
Download or read book Silas House written by Sylvia Bailey Shurbutt and published by University Press of Kentucky. This book was released on 2021-06-30 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bestselling author, journalist, playwright, and activist Silas House has focused nearly all of his work on Appalachia. His acclaimed and diverse body of work includes the novels Clay's Quilt, A Parchment of Leaves, The Coal Tattoo, Eli the Good, and Southernmost. Well known for its lyrical style, diverse and sympathetic characters, and political engagement, House's work is overdue for deeper critical study. In this groundbreaking book, editor and coauthor Sylvia Bailey Shurbutt brings together established and rising scholars to discuss House and his writings through a critical lens. Various chapters address different aspects of House's fiction and nonfiction, including the ways in which he deconstructs regional stereotypes, how he explores issues of diversity, his environmental activism, and his approach to LGBTQ issues. The collection begins with a foreword by Denise Giardina and concludes with a chapter by celebrated poet Maurice Manning exploring the lyricism that distinguishes House's work. Featuring an interview with House that further illuminates his philosophy and art, this timely volume offers an important critical appraisal of his oeuvre to date and illustrates why he is one of the most significant voices in Appalachian and American literature today.
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Download or read book The Poetical Works of Coleridge Shelley and Keats written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge and published by . This book was released on 1847 with total page 607 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book The Coal Miner s Daughter written by Khushi Moitra and published by Notion Press. This book was released on 2021-04-07 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Set during 60s and 70s in the coalfields of Bihar and Bengal, ‘The Coal Miner’s Daughter’ tells the fascinating story of life in the coal mines through the eyes of the curious protagonist Suhasini. Captivating, touching and dramatic, the novel reveals the essence of human experience – through stories of thrill and simplicity, love and grit, and trust and ruthlessness in the backdrop of transition of the industry from privately held mines into the government-owned mining behemoth Coal India. The story unfolds through characters that are remarkably convincing, balanced, and ironic of the times.
Download or read book Appalachia Inside Out Culture and custom written by Robert J. Higgs and published by Univ. of Tennessee Press. This book was released on 1995 with total page 753 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The two volumes of Appalachia Inside Out constitute the most comprehensive anthology of writings on Appalachia ever assembled. Representing the work of approximately two hundred authors-fiction writers, poets, scholars in disciplines such as history, literary criticism, and sociology-Appalachia Inside Out reveals the fascinating diversity of the region and lays to rest many of the reductive stereotypes long associated with it.
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