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Caudill, Harry M. 1922-1990

Overview
Works: 44 works in 109 publications in 1 language and 7,994 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Anecdotes  Biography  Political fiction  Documentary films  Photographs  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HC107.K4, 306.097691
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Night comes to the Cumberlands, a biography of a depressed area by Harry M Caudill( Book )

27 editions published between 1962 and 2016 in English and held by 2,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caudill explores the southern Appalachian Mountains area's history, from its first settlement to the Civil War, and from the rise of coal barons to the economic despair of the 1950s and 1960s
My land is dying by Harry M Caudill( Book )

4 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and held by 1,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The watches of the night by Harry M Caudill( Book )

6 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1963, Harry M. Caudill published his now classic account of the reckless, deliberate despoliation of the Appalachian Plateau, "Night Comes to the Cumberlands". Thirteen years later, Caudill continues the heartbreaking story of an incredibly rich land inhabited by a grindingly poor people whose problems, despite every kind of state and local aid and an unprecedented boom in coal following the oil embargo, have worsened: the land is being stripped more rapidly than ever; the people's traditional relationship with the land -- the robust, independent way of life that generations of men and women have preserved so stubbornly -- is being uprooted and their old customs eliminated by standardization; the brighter young people have pawns either of the coal companies or the federal, state and local bureaucracies. Both a narrative history and a polemic against greed and waste, "The watches of the night" hammers at the "profligacy growing out of the persistent myth of superabundance." The author ponders an even darker future if the cycle of boom and bust is not broken. He writes: "Americans have never understood or respected the finely textured, little-hill terrain of the Cumberland Plateau. Even the pioneers knew little of its somber, magnificent forest and warred upon it and its creatures. Neither the farmers nor the miners who followed them saw it as a place to cherish, but vied with one another in the harshness of their treatment. Through decades that have lengthened to nearly two centuries the land has fought back, sometimes with savage floods and always with persistent efforts to reforest...."But now time runs out and our 'inexhaustible' resources have turned finite...the Kentucky Cumberlands are many things but most of all they are a warning."
Dark hills to westward; the saga of Jennie Wiley by Harry M Caudill( Book )

5 editions published between 1969 and 1997 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1789 Jennie Wiley was carried off from her cabin by a band of marauding Indians. She did not return to her husband until she made good her escape a year later. This story, is fictionalized but based on fact, of one woman's remarkable endurance and of frontier life in the rich, beautiful and teeming hills of Appalachia
Theirs be the power : the moguls of eastern Kentucky by Harry M Caudill( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slender is the thread : tales from a country law office by Harry M Caudill( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a supplement to his The American Language, H.L. Mencken encapsulated the early history of Kentucky: ""What is now Kentucky was the first region beyond the mountains to be settled. Pioneers began to invade it before the Revolution, and by 1782 it had more than 30,000 population. It was originally a part of Virginia, and the effort to organize it as an independent state took a great deal of politicking.""Kentuckian and lawyer Harry M. Caudill grew up in the coal fields of Letcher County. His book Slender is the Thread reflects the history of a state whose citizens had to labor for t
A darkness at dawn : Appalachian Kentucky and the future by Harry M Caudill( Book )

6 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Outspoken Appalachian writer, Harry M. Caudill, analyzes the exploitation and decline of the eastern Kentucky mountain lands, which have rendered "no people in the nation... more forlorn than the Appalachian highlanders in our time." Frontier attitudes, a strong attachment to the land, and isolation have produced in Appalachia, a backwoods culture which made its people susceptible to an outside exploitation of their resources that has perpetrated on them a passive society largely dependent on relief."--back cover
The Senator from Slaughter County by Harry M Caudill( Book )

4 editions published between 1973 and 1997 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An Atlantic Monthly Press book."
Night comes to the Cumberlands : a biography of a depressed area by Harry M Caudill( Recording )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the time it was first published in 1962, it framed such an urgent appeal to the American conscience that it actually prompted the creation of the Appalachian Regional Commission, an agency that has pumped millions of dollars into Appalachia. Caudill's study begins in the violence of the Indian wars and ends in the economic despair of the 1950s and 1960s. Two hundred years ago, the Cumberland Plateau was a land of great promise. Its deep, twisting valleys contained rich bottomlands. The surrounding mountains were teeming with game and covered with valuable timber. The people who came into this land scratched out a living by farming, hunting, and making all the things they need-including whiskey. The quality of life in Appalachia declined during the Civil War and Appalachia remained "in a bad way" for the next century. By the 1940s, 50s, and 60s, Appalachia had become an island of poverty in a national sea of plenty and prosperity. Caudill's book alerted the mainstream world to our problems and their causes. Since then the ARC has provided millions of dollars to strengthen the brick and mortar infrastructure of Appalachia and to help us recover from a century of economic problems that had greatly undermined our quality of life
Lester's progress by Harry M Caudill( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Big lever : party politics in Leslie County, Kentucky( Visual )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows how, with its resolutely Republican loyalties reaching back to Civil War days, Leslie County, Ky., hosted Richard Nixon's first public appearance after resigning the presidency. Presents interviews with history professor Harry Caudill and Leslie County politician C. Allen Muncy, and shows footage of Nixon's visit and speech
Poverty and affluence in Appalachia : how absentee ownership in an extremely rich land produced a remarkably poor people by Harry M Caudill( Book )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Misdeal in Appalachia by Harry M Caudill( Book )

2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shaving the face of the earth by Harry M Caudill( Recording )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concentrating mostly on Appalachia, Harry Caudill discusses the politics and economics behind the huge machines which are ravaging the countryside in strip mining
Dark hills to westward : the saga of Jennie Wiley by Harry M Caudill( Recording )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictionalized treatment of an historical event that occurred in 1789 in western Virginia when Jennie Wiley is taken captive by the Indians. After a year she escapes and finds her way to a white settlement. A vivid portrait of pioneer life. 1969
The mountain, the miner, and the Lord, and other tales from a country law office by Harry M Caudill( Book )

2 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This book of stories celebrates people who have a magnetism, a tenacity, a personal vision, an independence, and a self-sufficiency that elude most of us today
Middlesborough : the Magic City by Harry M Caudill( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The building of a magnificent city
Appalachia, the dismal land by Harry M Caudill( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Papers of John C. Rogers by John Carr Rogers( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The collection contains letters to Rogers from Rockwell Kent, Murrell Edmunds, Art Buchwald, Harry Monroe Caudill, Nikki Giovanni, Jack Conroy, R. Bruce Crawford, Norman MacLeod, and Ernie Pyle commenting on their current activities and writings, past events, and Roger's work
Appalachia could have wealth coming out its ears by Harry M Caudill( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Night comes to the Cumberlands, a biography of a depressed area
Alternative Names
Caudill, Harry 1922-

Caudill, Harry 1922-1990

Harry M. Caudill American politician

Harry M. Caudill Amerikaans advocaat (1922-1990)

Harry M. Caudill amerikansk advokat

Harry M. Caudill político estadounidense

Harry M. Caudill politico statunitense

Harry M. Caudill yhdysvaltalainen poliitikko

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English (97)

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Dark hills to westward; the saga of Jennie WileyA darkness at dawn : Appalachian Kentucky and the futureThe Senator from Slaughter CountyThe mountain, the miner, and the Lord, and other tales from a country law office