Transforming the Appalachian Countryside: Railroads, Deforestation, and Social Change in West Virginia, 1880-1920

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INDEX
Absentee ownership, 85-87, 89-92, 109, 313 (n. 56)
Agrarians, 213, 214, 224, 225, 243, 244
Agriculture: backcountry system of, 19-21, 248-50, 256-57; subsistence and commercial, 19-21, 256-62; forest fallowing, 23-28; and Grange, 61-62, 238, 242-44; agrarian opposition to railroads, 235-39; developers counter agrarians, 239-40; and Populist (People's) Party, 240, 242, 244, 245; decline of in West Virginia, 241-42; and Patrons of Husbandry, 242, 244; and Farmers' Alliance, 243-45; deforestation and decline of farm size in West Virginia, 251-53; number of farms, 253-55; and tenancy, 256; stock raising in backcounties, 258-59; shift to com- mercial System, 259-62; national markets, 261-62. See also West Virginia
Aits, Joe, 182
Alderson, W.Va., 62
Alkire, Albert Dawson, 184
Appalachia: as socially constructed region, 1-3, 9; culture of poverty, 2; modernization theory, 2, 51; expansion of lumber industry, 5-6, 9-13; forest, 10; settlers, 18-19, 23, 294 (n. 24); backcountry culture and economy, 18-20; as retarded frontier, 19, 26; subsistence or commercial, 19-21, 248-50, 256-57; two Appalachias, 22-23; mentalité debate, 31-32, 35; core-periphery, 81; colonial model, 83-84; egalitarian, 247-50; development of dependency, 250-51; timing of industrial transition, 250-51. See also Deforestation; Lumber industry; Railroads; West Virginia
Atkinson, George, 281-88
Babcock Lumber and Boom Company, 93, 149, 171, 174, 253
Baker, Bascom B., 219, 222
Baker, Stark, 234
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. See Railroads -- companies
Bartow, W.Va., 78
Baskins, Bobo, 184
Baxter, F.J., 279
Bayard, W.Va., 72
Beaty v. Baltimore & O. R.R., 114
Beaver Creek Lumber Company, 93, 96
Bemis, W.Va., 79, 191
Bennett, Hugh H., 269
Bergoo, W.Va., 79
Berkshire, Ralph L., 111
Beverly, W.Va., 198, 199, 225, 227-31, 234
Big Sandy River, 39, 270, 277-78, 303 (n. 51)
Billings, Samuel O., 222, 223
Blacker, Herbert L., 195
Black Fork of Cheat River, 38, 217
Blackwater Boom and Lumber Company, 92, 93, 266
Blackwater Canyon, 93, 144
Blackwater Falls, 7
Blackwater River, 93, 266
Boa, William, 92
Bonnifield, Arnold H., 222
Booker, W. A., 147-48
Bourbon Agrarians, 8, 105, 212, 224, 225, 309 (n. 1). See also West Virginia
Bower, Wiley, 257
Boyd, D. L., 12
Bradley, Joseph G., 74, 88
Brannon, Henry, 104, 119, 122-29, 222, 303 (n. 51); as railroad executive, 122; favored railroad in decisions, 123, 126-27; and

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