Power and Powerlessness: Quiescence and Rebellion in an Appalachian Valley

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Explains to outsiders the conflicts between the financial interests of the coal and land companies, and the moral rights of the vulnerable mountaineers.

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"With [this volume], a compelling work of powerful reportage and careful analysis, Gaventa joins other trusted Appalachian observers - Tom Gish, Harry Caudill, James Branscombe - in explaining to outsiders the conflicts between the financial interests of the coal and land companies and the moral rights of the vulnerable mountaineers." - Colman McCarthy, The Washington Post

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