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Coal Mines as Melting Pots

Price V. Fishback

in Soft Coal, Hard Choices: The Economic Welfare of Bituminous Coal Miners, 1890-1930

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195067255
eISBN:
9780199855025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195067255.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The coal industry employed large numbers of blacks and immigrants. This chapter examines the extent of discrimination against blacks and immigrants in terms of wages and earnings, workplace safety, ... More


Big Band Jazz in Black West Virginia, 1930-1942

Christopher Wilkinson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031687
eISBN:
9781617031694
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031687.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

The coal fields of West Virginia would seem an unlikely market for big band jazz during the Great Depression. That a prosperous African American audience, dominated by those involved with the coal ... More


“Neither War nor Peace”: West Virginia’s Reconstruction Experience

Randall S. Gooden

in Reconstructing Appalachia: The Civil War's Aftermath

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125817
eISBN:
9780813135533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125817.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

A combination of political, social, and economic circumstances made peace elusive in West Virginia at the close of the Civil War. Although historians have touched upon the political and social issues ... More


Introduction: Coal, Railroads, and the Establishment of African American Life in West Virginia

Christopher Wilkinson

in Big Band Jazz in Black West Virginia, 1930-1942

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031687
eISBN:
9781617031694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031687.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this book, which is about the history of big band jazz in West Virginia during the 1930s and early 1940s. The book investigates what brought African ... More


Administrative Costs of State Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution Systems

Edwin C. Hustead

in The Future of Public Employee Retirement Systems

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199573349
eISBN:
9780191721946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573349.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Pensions and Pension Management

This chapter compares the administrative costs of public sector defined benefit and defined contribution systems offered by the federal government and many states. Administrative expenses are ... More


African American Literary Activism in a Divided District: Storer College and the Pioneer Press of West Virginia

Sharon D. Kennedy-Nolle

in Writing Reconstruction: Race, Gender, and Citizenship in the Postwar South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469621074
eISBN:
9781469621098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621074.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter examines the extant writing of former slaves who were among the first to achieve literacy and find a political voice in the newly created state of West Virginia through their education ... More


Comparative Prosperity Arrives: September 1933–April 1935

Christopher Wilkinson

in Big Band Jazz in Black West Virginia, 1930-1942

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031687
eISBN:
9781617031694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031687.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter discusses the evidence of the comparative economic prosperity enjoyed by black Mountaineers in West Virginia following the implementation of New Deal policies as reflected in a dramatic ... More


Local and Territory Bands in the Emerging Culture of Big Band Jazz and Dance Music in the Mountain State

Christopher Wilkinson

in Big Band Jazz in Black West Virginia, 1930-1942

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031687
eISBN:
9781617031694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031687.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the role of local and territory bands in introducing big band jazz and dance music to West Virginia in the 1930s. It discusses the history of the local black dance band of the ... More


The Dance Repertory Played in the Coal Fields

Christopher Wilkinson

in Big Band Jazz in Black West Virginia, 1930-1942

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031687
eISBN:
9781617031694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031687.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the repertory of music played by the touring bands at the numerous dances for which they were engaged in West Virginia during the 1930s and 1940s. It provides evidence to the ... More


Newspapers and Radio Bring the World of the Big Bands to Black West Virginia

Christopher Wilkinson

in Big Band Jazz in Black West Virginia, 1930-1942

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031687
eISBN:
9781617031694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031687.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the role of radio and newspapers in bringing big band music to the attention of black Mountaineers, and in disseminating this musical culture in West Virginia. It suggests that ... More


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