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By Christopher Dorsey

This paintings addresses how southern West Virginia's complicated and infrequently chaotic heritage nonetheless affects key elements of modern day existence for Mountaineers. At its heart are primary parts of overdue nineteenth and early twentieth century Appalachian life corresponding to the predominance of subsistence farming, the arriving of the economic Revolution, the increase of corporation cities, transforming into coal corporation effect, and the consequent growth of political corruption. It examines how the region's Appalachian tradition and identification have tailored to and been tormented by those elements in addition to how stereotypical perceptions held through these outdoor the quarter have created either possibilities and obstacles to modernization for southern West Virginians.

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