Night Comes to the Cumberlands: A Biography of a Depressed Area (Classic Reprint)

Category: Americas
Author: Harry M. Caudill
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by nemacol   2019-08-01
WV resident here. (Northern Panhandle)

Anyone interesting some history of coal country, a great book is "Night Comes to the Cumberlands: A Biography of a Depressed Area" By Harry M. Caudill. Published 1962.

https://www.amazon.com/Night-Comes-Cumberlands-Biography-Dep...

https://archive.org/stream/nightcomestocumb1963caud/nightcom...

While the focus of the book is eastern Kentucky, a lot of the content applies to WV and coal country in general.

"At the time it was written, Night Comes to the Cumberlands framed an urgent appeal to the American Conscience. Today it details Appalachia's difficult past, and at the same time, presents an accurate historical backdrop for a contemporary understanding of the Appalachian region."