Too Few Tomorrows: Urban Appalachia in the 1980's

Title

Too Few Tomorrows: Urban Appalachia in the 1980's

Description

Between the 1940s and 1970s the mountains of Appalachia were viewed as a center for economic and employment opportunities. Over three million people chased the American dream to the mountains in search of a better life for themselves and their families. Unfortunately, about a third of these people were forced into a life of long-term underclass dwellers. Struggling with questions of identity, rootlessness, and cultural negation these people were given the name of “urban Appalachians.” Published in 1987, Too Few Tomorrows addresses some of the pressing questions regarding urban Appalachians and their story of migration and early experiences in the mountains.

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Subject

Ethnicity--Appalachian Region, Southern
Ethnology--Appalachian Region, Southern
Regionalism--Appalachian Region, Southern
Appalachian Region, Southern--Social conditions
Appalachian Region, Southern--Social life and customs

Creator

Appalachian Consortium/ Obermiller, Phillip and William Philliber

Source

Physical Copy

Publisher

Original Publisher: Appalachian Consortium Press

Digital Publisher: Appalachian State University

Date

June 15, 2017

Date Created

June 1, 2017

Date Copyrighted

1987

License

CC BY-NC-ND: Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format.

Language

English

Type

Publication

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Citation

Appalachian Consortium/ Obermiller, Phillip and William Philliber, “ Too Few Tomorrows: Urban Appalachia in the 1980's,” Appalachian State University Digital Collections, accessed June 22, 2018, http://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/43695.