An Appalachian New Deal: West Virginia in the Great Depression

4 avg rating
( 1 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781933202518: An Appalachian New Deal: West Virginia in the Great Depression
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

In this paperback edition of An Appalachian New Deal: West Virginia in the Great Depression, Jerry Bruce Thomas examines the economic and social conditions of the state of West Virginia before, during, and after the Great Depression. Thomas’s exploration of personal papers by leading political and social figures, newspapers, and the published and unpublished records of federal, state, local, and private agencies, traces a region’s response to an economic depression and a presidential stimulus program. This dissection of federal and state policies implemented under Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal program reveals the impact of poverty upon political, gender, race, and familial relations within the Mountain State—and the entire country. Through An Appalachian New Deal, Thomas documents the stories of ordinary citizens who survived a period of economic crisis and echoes a message from our nation’s past to a new generation enduring financial hardship and uncertainty.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Jerry Bruce Thomas is Professor Emeritus of History at Shepherd University. He earned a BA in political science at West Virginia University and, after Peace Corps service in the Dominican Republic, an M.A. and Ph.D. in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In addition to An Appalachian New Deal, he is also the author of An Appalachian Reawakening: West Virginia and the Perils of the New Machine Age, 1945-1972, soon to be published by West Virginia University Press.

Review:

“. . .Thomas’ account of the Great Depression in West Virginia is a welcome edition to the historiography both of the New Deal and of Appalachia.” Thomas Kiffmeyer, Associate Professor of History, Morehead State University

“This book is well-researched, well-written, and gives readers unparalleled insight into the New Deal in West Virginia from the perspectives of state leaders, federal officials, and the state’s poor.” Richard D. Starnes, Creighton Sossomon Associate Professor and Department Chair, Western Carolina University

“Thomas makes a persuasive case that West Virginia, with its chronic poverty, is an important laboratory for examining state and national efforts to end the Great Depression.” Douglas Carl Abrams, Professor of History and Chair of the Department of Social Studies Education, Bob Jones University

 “Amazing as it may seem, there is no history of the New Deal in West Virginia. With its excellent research and clear narration, this book will stand as the major work on the New Deal in West Virginia for a long time to come. . . .A mature work of scholarship.” Ronald L. Lewis, Professor Emeritus of History, West Virginia University

“An important book that anyone interested in Appalachia’s twentieth-century history will want to read. Thomas provides a gracefully written account of a crucial decade in West Virginia history.” John Alexander Williams, Professor Emeritus of Appalachian History, Appalachian State University

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780813120645: An Appalachian New Deal: West Virginia in the Great Depression

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0813120640 ISBN 13:  9780813120645
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky, 1998
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Thomas, Jerry Bruce
Published by West Virginia University Press 4/1/2011 (2011)
ISBN 10: 1933202513 ISBN 13: 9781933202518
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description West Virginia University Press 4/1/2011, 2011. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. An Appalachian New Deal: West Virginia in the Great Depression. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9781933202518

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 21.67
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Jerry Bruce Thomas
Published by West Virginia University Press, United States (2011)
ISBN 10: 1933202513 ISBN 13: 9781933202518
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description West Virginia University Press, United States, 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. In this paperback edition of An Appalachian New Deal: West Virginia in the Great Depression, Jerry Bruce Thomas examines the economic and social conditions of the state of West Virginia before, during, and after the Great Depression. Thomas's exploration of personal papers by leading political and social figures, newspapers, and the published and unpublished records of federal, state, local, and private agencies, traces a region's response to an economic depression and a presidential stimulus program. This dissection of federal and state policies implemented under Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal program reveals the impact of poverty upon political, gender, race, and familial relations within the Mountain State and the entire country. Through An Appalachian New Deal, Thomas documents the stories of ordinary citizens who survived a period of economic crisis and echoes a message from our nation's past to a new generation enduring financial hardship and uncertainty. Seller Inventory # APC9781933202518

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 23.78
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Jerry B. Thomas
Published by West Virginia University Press (2010)
ISBN 10: 1933202513 ISBN 13: 9781933202518
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description West Virginia University Press, 2010. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # INGM9781933202518

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.68
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

JERRY B. THOMAS
Published by West Virginia University Press
ISBN 10: 1933202513 ISBN 13: 9781933202518
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description West Virginia University Press. Paperback. Condition: New. 366 pages. Dimensions: 8.9in. x 6.0in. x 1.1in.In this paperback edition of An Appalachian New Deal: West Virginia in the Great Depression, Jerry Bruce Thomas examines the economic and social conditions of the state of West Virginia before, during, and after the Great Depression. Thomass exploration of personal papers by leading political and social figures, newspapers, and the published and unpublished records of federal, state, local, and private agencies, traces a regions response to an economic depression and a presidential stimulus program. This dissection of federal and state policies implemented under Franklin D. Roosevelts New Deal program reveals the impact of poverty upon political, gender, race, and familial relations within the Mountain Stateand the entire country. Through An Appalachian New Deal, Thomas documents the stories of ordinary citizens who survived a period of economic crisis and echoes a message from our nations past to a new generation enduring financial hardship and uncertainty. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9781933202518

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 24.78
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

THOMAS, JERRY B
Published by West Virginia University Press
ISBN 10: 1933202513 ISBN 13: 9781933202518
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description West Virginia University Press. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Softcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 2259614

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 26.94
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Jerry B. Thomas
Published by University of Chicago press
ISBN 10: 1933202513 ISBN 13: 9781933202518
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Chicago press. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 1933202513

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 27.10
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Thomas, Jerry B.
Published by West Virginia University Press
ISBN 10: 1933202513 ISBN 13: 9781933202518
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Russell Books
(Victoria, BC, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description West Virginia University Press. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1933202513 Special order direct from the distributor. Seller Inventory # ING9781933202518

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 23.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Jerry Bruce Thomas
Published by West Virginia University Press, United States (2011)
ISBN 10: 1933202513 ISBN 13: 9781933202518
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description West Virginia University Press, United States, 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. In this paperback edition of An Appalachian New Deal: West Virginia in the Great Depression, Jerry Bruce Thomas examines the economic and social conditions of the state of West Virginia before, during, and after the Great Depression. Thomas's exploration of personal papers by leading political and social figures, newspapers, and the published and unpublished records of federal, state, local, and private agencies, traces a region's response to an economic depression and a presidential stimulus program. This dissection of federal and state policies implemented under Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal program reveals the impact of poverty upon political, gender, race, and familial relations within the Mountain State and the entire country. Through An Appalachian New Deal, Thomas documents the stories of ordinary citizens who survived a period of economic crisis and echoes a message from our nation's past to a new generation enduring financial hardship and uncertainty. Seller Inventory # APC9781933202518

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 31.19
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Jerry B. Thomas
Published by West Virginia University Press (2010)
ISBN 10: 1933202513 ISBN 13: 9781933202518
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description West Virginia University Press, 2010. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1933202513

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 29.93
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Jerry Bruce Thomas
Published by West Virginia University Press, United States (2011)
ISBN 10: 1933202513 ISBN 13: 9781933202518
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description West Virginia University Press, United States, 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. In this paperback edition of An Appalachian New Deal: West Virginia in the Great Depression, Jerry Bruce Thomas examines the economic and social conditions of the state of West Virginia before, during, and after the Great Depression. Thomas's exploration of personal papers by leading political and social figures, newspapers, and the published and unpublished records of federal, state, local, and private agencies, traces a region's response to an economic depression and a presidential stimulus program. This dissection of federal and state policies implemented under Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal program reveals the impact of poverty upon political, gender, race, and familial relations within the Mountain State and the entire country. Through An Appalachian New Deal, Thomas documents the stories of ordinary citizens who survived a period of economic crisis and echoes a message from our nation's past to a new generation enduring financial hardship and uncertainty. Seller Inventory # LIE9781933202518

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 37.81
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book