Pros And Cons Of Living In The Appalachiann South

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The Appalachian South was used for its resources. Very few people lived there, therefore it was difficult to maintain, or as the book states, “...little to reinvest in its physical or human resources.” Also the textbook mentioned the working conditions. For example: employees viewed as cheap labor, requirements to buy from company stores, and low life expectancy rates. I can only imagine these conditions gave the Appalachian South a bad reputation, and made individuals reconsider finding work in this area. Families living in the Appalachian South could not survive on one income. The time they would normally use for cooking, was spent working. It was also mentioned, “American mass culture no longer values old-fashioned, labor intensive

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