Something's Rising: Appalachians Fighting Mountaintop Removal

Author: Silas House
Book: Something's Rising: Appalachians Fighting Mountaintop Removal

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Novelist Silas House and journalist Jason Howard, both "children of Appalachia," illuminate the long-growing mining crisis in Central Appalachia. Twelve Appalachians--among them a college student, former union organizers, community activists and the octogenarian "mother of folk," Jean Ritchey--provide first-hand accounts of a disappearing way of life, a vital ecology in rapid decline, an industry that refuses to take responsibility for the devastation it causes (blowing the tops off mountains is…more

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