New book examines role of glass-making in WV’s economic history

How can  a region so rich in natural resources become a symbol of poverty? WVU history professor Ken Fones-Wolfe seeks  answers with his new book, “Glass Towns: Industry, Labor and Political Economy in Appalachia, 1890’s to 1930’s.” He concludes that the battle for the state’s economic diversification was fought between the glass and coal industries, and coal won. Beth Vorhees reports.

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