Miners, Millhands, and Mountaineers: Industrialization of the Appalachian South, 1880-1930 by Ronald Eller
Dr. Ron Eller is one of the pillars of the Appalachian Studies Community. He directed the Appalachian Studies Programs at the University of Kentucky for several decades. This book, which covers the crucial half-century between 1880 and 1930, is the standard economic history of our region during that period. Later he published The Uneven Ground which follows the economic history of our regions following this period.
Knoxville: University of Tennessee, 1986