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Ramp Hollow the ordeal of Appalachia by Steven Stoll

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Published .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Mountain people,
  • Economic conditions,
  • Farmers,
  • Social conditions,
  • History,
  • Land tenure

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-385) and index.

StatementSteven Stoll
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHD210.A66 S76 2017
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 410 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Number of Pages410
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26936832M
ISBN 10080909505X
ISBN 109780809095056
LC Control Number2017017082
OCLC/WorldCa1004206289

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