Absentee Landowning & Exploit WV (Nebraska Symposium on Motivation; 41) (Hardcover)

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Absentee landowning has long been tied to economic distress in Appalachia. In this important revisionist study, Barbara Rasmussen examines the nature of landownership in five counties of West Virginia and its effects upon the counties' economic and social development. Rasmussen untangles a web of outside domination of the region that commenced before the American Revolution, creating a legacy of hardship that continues to plague Appalachia today. The owners and exploiters of the region have inc.

About the Author


Barbara Rasmussen is an Appalachian historian.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780813118802
ISBN-10: 0813118808
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication Date: October 25th, 1994
Pages: 232
Language: English
Series: Nebraska Symposium on Motivation; 41