Paperback / softback
July 7, 2014
9780813153957
English
208
9.00 Inches (US)
6.00 Inches (US)
1.25 Pounds (US)
$45.00 USD
v2.1 Reference

The Invisible Minority

Urban Appalachians

Since 1950 more than three million people have left their homes in Appalachia in search of better jobs and a better life in the cities of the Midwest and Southeast. Today they constitute one of the largest minorities in many of those cities. Yet they have been largely overlooked as a social group and ignored as a potential political force, partly because so little has been written about them.

This important book is the first to explore the Appalachian migration and its impact on the cities, on Appalachia, and on the migrants themselves, from the perspectives of sociology, economics, geography, and social planning. Eleven contributors offer new insights into the complex patterns of migration streams, the numbers of Appalachians in specific urban areas, their residential and occupational patterns in the cities, their adjustments to urban life and work, and the enormous social and economic impact of this mass movement.

About the Authors

William W. Philliber is associate professor of sociology at the State University of New York at New Paltz.

Clyde B. McCoy is associate professor of sociology in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Miami.

9780813153957 : the-invisible-minority-philliber-mccoy-dillingham
Paperback / softback
208 Pages
$45.00 USD

Other Titles in SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban

Multicultural Cities of the Habsburg Empire, 1880–1914

Catherine Horel
May 2020 - Central European University Press
$75.00 USD - Hardback

How New York Became American, 1890–1924, updated edition

Art M. Blake
Apr 2020 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$30.00 USD - Paperback / softback
$30.00 USD - Electronic book text

Lviv – Wrocław, Cities in Parallel?

Jan Fellerer
Apr 2020 - Central European University Press
$60.00 USD - Hardback