Appalachian Alter-Natives: The Back-to-the-Land Migration and Community Change in Appalachia, 1970--2000

  title={Appalachian Alter-Natives: The Back-to-the-Land Migration and Community Change in Appalachia, 1970--2000},
  author={Jinny A. Turman},
Appalachian Alter-Natives: The Back-to-the-Land Migration and Community Change in Appalachia, 1970-2000 
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