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Something's rising [electronic resource] : Appalachians fighting mountaintop removal / Silas House and Jason Howard ; foreword by Lee Smith.

By: House, Silas, 1971-.
Contributor(s): Howard, Jason, 1981-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, c2009Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 306 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780813173412 (electronic bk.); 0813173418 (electronic bk.); 9780813139043 (electronic bk.); 081313904X (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Mountaintop removal mining -- Environmental aspects -- Appalachian Region, Southern | Landscape protection -- Appalachian Region, Southern -- Citizen participation | Environmentalism -- Appalachian Region, Southern | Celebrities -- Appalachian Region, Southern -- Interviews | Appalachian Region, Southern -- Environmental conditions | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industries -- General | Environmental engineering | Engineering | BusinessGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Something's rising.DDC classification: 338.2/7240974 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Foreword / Lee Smith -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Jean Ritchie: the preservationist -- Denise Giardina: Mother Jones's great-granddaughter -- Bev May: little acts of greatness -- Carl Shoupe: union made -- Kathy Mattea: a light in the dark -- Judy Bonds: the endangered hillbilly -- Pat Hudson: called to action -- Jack Spadaro: Appalachian patriot -- Nathan Hall: a leader, not a follower -- Anne Shelby and Jessie Lynne Keltner: holy ground -- Larry Bush: the gathering storm -- Appendix A: Text of the petition letter circulated by coal companies against the Stream Saver Bill -- Appendix B: House Bill 164, the Stream Saver Bill, as introduced in February 2008 -- Notes -- Selected bibliography -- Index -- About the authors.
Summary: Something's Rising collects oral histories from a diverse group of individuals from Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee, and Virginia who are fighting mountaintop removal, an ecologically devastating form of coal mining. Taken together, these voices stand as a testament of what it means to be an Appalachian and demonstrate the value of preserving a culture's history and spirit through the stories of its people. The authors have chosen twelve unique voices including Jean Ritchie, the "mother of folk," who doesn't let her eighty-six years slow down her fighting spirit; Judy Bonds, a tough-talking.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Foreword / Lee Smith -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Jean Ritchie: the preservationist -- Denise Giardina: Mother Jones's great-granddaughter -- Bev May: little acts of greatness -- Carl Shoupe: union made -- Kathy Mattea: a light in the dark -- Judy Bonds: the endangered hillbilly -- Pat Hudson: called to action -- Jack Spadaro: Appalachian patriot -- Nathan Hall: a leader, not a follower -- Anne Shelby and Jessie Lynne Keltner: holy ground -- Larry Bush: the gathering storm -- Appendix A: Text of the petition letter circulated by coal companies against the Stream Saver Bill -- Appendix B: House Bill 164, the Stream Saver Bill, as introduced in February 2008 -- Notes -- Selected bibliography -- Index -- About the authors.

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Something's Rising collects oral histories from a diverse group of individuals from Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee, and Virginia who are fighting mountaintop removal, an ecologically devastating form of coal mining. Taken together, these voices stand as a testament of what it means to be an Appalachian and demonstrate the value of preserving a culture's history and spirit through the stories of its people. The authors have chosen twelve unique voices including Jean Ritchie, the "mother of folk," who doesn't let her eighty-six years slow down her fighting spirit; Judy Bonds, a tough-talking.

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