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Author House, Silas
Title Something's Rising : Appalachians Fighting Mountaintop Removal
Imprint Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, 2009
©2009
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Note Front cover -- Copyright page -- Dedication -- Contents -- Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Jean Ritchie -- Denise Giardina -- Bev May -- Carl Shoupe -- Kathy Mattea -- Judy Bonds -- Pat Hudson -- Jack Spadaro -- Nathan Hall -- Anne Shelby and Jessie Lynne Keltner -- Larry Bush -- Appendix A -- Appendix B -- Notes -- Selected Bibliography -- About the Authors -- Index
Something's Rising collects oral histories from a diverse group of individuals from Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee, and Virginia who are fighting mountaintop removal, an ecologically devastating form of coal mining. Taken together, these voices stand as a testament of what it means to be an Appalachian and demonstrate the value of preserving a culture's history and spirit through the stories of its people. The authors have chosen twelve unique voices including 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 that cooperation is the key to the battle; Larry Bush, who doesn't back down even when speeding coal trucks are used to intimidate him; and Denise Giardina, the West Virginia writer who ran for governor to bring attention to the mountaintop removal issue. Written and edited by native sons of the mountains, these riveting, personal stories are captured in an original and highly readable book
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: House, Silas Something's Rising : Appalachians Fighting Mountaintop Removal Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky,c2009 9780813125466
Subject Mountaintop removal mining -- Environmental aspects -- Appalachian Region, Southern.;Landscape protection -- Appalachian Region, Southern -- Citizen participation.;Environmentalism -- Appalachian Region, Southern.;Celebrities -- Appalachian Region, Southern -- Interviews.;Appalachian Region, Southern -- Environmental conditions
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Alt Author Howard, Jason
Smith, Lee
Crowther, Hal
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