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Confronting Development

Ronald D Eller

in Uneven Ground: Appalachia since 1945

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125237
eISBN:
9780813135014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125237.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter deals with the antipoverty program and implementation of the most important provisions of the Economic Opportunity Act (EOA). It notes that not long after the passage of the EOA, critics ... More


Introduction

THOMAS KIFFMEYER

in Reformers to Radicals: The Appalachian Volunteers and the War on Poverty

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125091
eISBN:
9780813135175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125091.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During the 1960s, President Kennedy's inauguration speech challenged the youth to do something for the country. As this speech inspired many, several activists joined the Appalachian volunteers (AVs) ... More


The New Model Army

THOMAS KIFFMEYER

in Reformers to Radicals: The Appalachian Volunteers and the War on Poverty

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125091
eISBN:
9780813135175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125091.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Loyal Jones, CSM's assistant director, encountered a crucial challenge. The headquarters of the movement was moved to Bristol as it was closer to the heart of the mountains. The Council was ... More


Seeking Justice: Religion, Service, and Defending the Poor in Appalachia

Joseph D. Witt

in Religion and Resistance in Appalachia: Faith and the Fight Against Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813168128
eISBN:
9780813168753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168128.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines various eco-justice perspectives against mountaintop removal in the twenty-first-century movement, including influences from Catholic social teachings and mainline Protestant ... More


Bringing a Revival to the Mountains

Andrew McNeill Canady

in Willis Duke Weatherford: Race, Religion, and Reform in the American South

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813168159
eISBN:
9780813168760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168159.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines Weatherford’s close attention to the concerns of Appalachian poverty, education, and religion. His involvement in these issues grew out of his work with Berea College in ... More


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