West Virginia University Press is the only university press, and the largest publisher of any kind, in the state of West Virginia. A part of West Virginia University, they publish books and scholarly journals by authors around the world, with a particular emphasis on Appalachian studies, history, higher education, the social sciences, and interdisciplinary books about energy, environment, and resources. They also publish works of fiction and creative nonfiction, and collaborate on innovative digital publications, notably West Virginia History: An Open Access Reader.

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Appalachian Reckoning

A Region Responds to Hillbilly Elegy

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Teaching about Race and Racism in the College Classroom

Notes from a White Professor

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Intentional Tech

Principles to Guide the Use of Educational Technology in College Teaching

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Fatherless

A Memoir

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The Painted Forest

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CROSS AND CRUCIFORM IN THE ANGLO-SAXON WORLD

STUDIES TO HONOR THE MEMORY OF TIMOTHY REUTER

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PERSPECTIVES ON THE OLD SAXON HELIAND

INTRODUCTORY AND CRITICAL ESSAYS, WITH AN EDITION OF THE LEIPZIG FRAGMENT

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HEARTS OF GOLD

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AN APPALACHIAN NEW DEAL

WEST VIRGINIA IN THE GREAT DEPRESSION

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In this paperback edition of An Appalachian New Deal: West Virginia in the Great Depression, Jerry Bruce Thomas examines the economic and social conditions of the state of West Virginia before, during, and after the Great Depression. Thomas’s exploration of personal papers by leading political and social figures, newspapers, and the published and unpublished records of federal, state, local, and private agencies, traces a region’s response to an economic depression and a presidential stimulus program. This dissection of federal and state policies implemented under Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal program reveals the impact of poverty upon political, gender, race, and familial relations within the Mountain State—and the entire country. Through An Appalachian New Deal, Thomas documents the stories of ordinary citizens who survived a period of economic crisis and echoes a message from our nation’s past to a new generation enduring financial hardship and uncertainty.

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