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Ramp Hollow

Steven Stoll

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

  • 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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    Short-listed for the Phi Beta Kappa Ralph Waldo Emerson Book Award In Ramp Hollow, Steven Stoll offers a fresh, provocative account of Appalachia, and why it begins with the earliest European settlers, whose desire for vast forests to hunt in was frustrated by absentee owners--including George Washington and other founders--who laid claim to the : University Steven Stoll. Ramp Hollow takes a provocative look at Appalachia, and the workings of dispossession around the world, by upending our notions about progress and development. Stoll ranges widely from literature to history to economics in order to expose a devastating process whose repercussions we still feel today.

      Ramp Hollow The Ordeal of Appalachia (Book): Stoll, Steven: How the United States underdeveloped AppalachiaAppalachia--among the most storied and yet least understood regions in America--has long been associated with poverty and backwardness. But how did this image arise and what exactly does it mean? In Ramp Hollow, Steven Stoll launches an original investigation into the . Ramp Hollow recasts the story of Appalachia as a complex struggle between mountaineers and profit-seeking forces from outside the region. Drawing powerful connections between Appalachia and other agrarian societies around the world, Stoll demonstrates the vitality of a peasant way of life that mixes farming with commerce but is not dominated by.


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Anchored in the lives of Appalachian farmers, it has enormous sweep, making telling observations about patterns of subsistence farming and dispossession Cited by: 4.

Ramp Hollow is unlike any history book I’ve ever read before. It tells the story of Appalachia, as a region that was populated by Native Americans, then white “mountaineers” who lived as subsistence farmer-hunter-gatherers/5.

" Ramp Hollow is a bold, imaginative, and eminently readable book that opens up vital questions about how we think about the history of alternatives within a dominant capitalist social by: 4. “Ramp Hollow” is not “Hillbilly Elegy” redux.

Stoll, a professor of history at Fordham University, does not relate his own story, and his book is not especially warm to. Ramp Hollow traces the rise of the Appalachian homestead and how its self-sufficiency resisted dependence on money and the industrial society arising elsewhere in the United States - until, beginning in the 19th century, extractive industries kicked off a "scramble for Appalachia" that left struggling homesteaders dispossessed of their land.

Ramp Hollow traces the rise of the Appalachian homestead and how its self-sufficiency resisted dependence on money and the industrial society arising elsewhere in the United States—until, beginning in the nineteenth century, extractive industries kicked off a “scramble for Appalachia” that left struggling homesteaders dispossessed of their land/5(53).

Ramp Hollow: The Ordeal of Appalachia by Steven Stoll book review. Click to read the full review of Ramp Hollow: The Ordeal of Appalachia in New York Journal of Books.

Review written by Thomas : Steven Stoll. In that winner-take-all system, places like the titular Ramp Hollow, a hamlet outside of Morgantown, West Virginia, that hosted a once-profitable coal seam, are used up and then abandoned.

So are their people, as the log cabins of mountain dwellers gave way to tar-paper shanties, “just as a free and robust set of subsistence practices gave Author: Steven Stoll. "Ramp Hollow is a bold, imaginative, and eminently readable book that opens up vital questions about how we think about the history of alternatives within a dominant capitalist social order.

Anchored in the lives of Appalachian farmers, it has enormous sweep, making telling observations about patterns of subsistence farming and dispossession 4/5(45). “Ramp Hollow” reminds us that integrating some people into the modern economy will always be a difficult challenge, even as Stoll questions the wisdom of.

Ramp Hollow: The Ordeal of Appalachia Steven Stoll. Hill & Wang, $30 (p) ISBN Buy this book. Reviewed by Sarah Jones. Appalachia is many things, depending on whom you ask.

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Ramp Hollow: The Ordeal of Appalachia, by Steven Stoll He is also interested in explaining the whole, grinding, centuries-long, place-specific, nonlinear movement from one.

“Ramp Hollow is a bold, imaginative, and eminently readable book that opens up vital questions about how we think about the history of alternatives within a dominant capitalist social : Steven Stoll.

Ramp Hollow recasts the story of Appalachia as a complex struggle between mountaineers and profit-seeking forces from outside the region. Steven Stoll, history professor at Fordham University, provides a history of the Appalachia region, from its pioneering roots to the introduction of the coal industry and its current economic issues.

To its great credit as a work of history, Ramp Hollow is unusual in its direct relevance to contemporary politics. This is true for not only areas of the world where land grabs and enclosures proceed apace, but also central Appalachia, where the struggle to envision and create post-coal —and potentially "post-capitalist"—futures is : Barbara E Smith.

" Ramp Hollow is a bold, imaginative, and eminently readable book that opens up vital questions about how we think about the history of alternatives within a dominant capitalist social order. "Ramp Hollow is a bold, imaginative, and eminently readable book that opens up vital questions about how we think about the history of alternatives within a dominant capitalist social order.

Anchored in the lives of Appalachian farmers, it has enormous sweep, making telling observations about patterns of subsistence farming and dispossession. "Ramp Hollow is a bold, imaginative, and eminently readable book that opens up vital questions about how we think about the history of alternatives within a dominant capitalist social order.

Anchored in the lives of Appalachian farmers, it has enormous sweep, making telling observations about patterns of subsistence farming and dispossession 4/5(44).

In the following introduction and an excerpt from his book Ramp Hollow: The Ordeal of Appalachia (New York: Hill and Wang, ), Steven Stoll offers a "thought experiment"—the Commons Communities Act—to provoke public policy discussion with the aim of redressing the consequences of generations of corporate land grabbing in the southern : Steven Stoll.Steven Stoll and 7 other people liked Doug Gordon's review of Ramp Hollow: The Ordeal of Appalachia: "The first couple of chapters presented a lot of historical background information and were pretty slow to get through to the point where I considered giving up on the book/5.

"Ramp Hollow is a bold, imaginative, and eminently readable book that opens up vital questions about how we think about the history of alternatives within a dominant capitalist social order.

Anchored in the lives of Appalachian farmers, it has enormous sweep, making telling observations about patterns of subsistence farming and dispossession.