Dispatches from Coal Country on What's Ailing America
Discover the captivating true story of the collapsing coal industry and the communities left behind in Jeff Young's Appalachian Fall. Unemployment rates, the opioid epidemic, and environmental crises are hitting the heart of coal country harder than anywhere else in America. Follow a group of local reporters as they uncover the real-world impact of these changes, from miners striking after their paychecks bounced to farmers tilling former mining ground for new crops like hemp. This book delves into the mounting struggles of a region that once provided fuel for a century and what our country owes it.