Materials in this collection are copyright-free and therefore, can be distributed freely unless other rights are explicitly claimed. Among these materials are famous Appalachian authors such as Don West.
West End Press, Don West, and Constance Adams West
"Don't miss this book. I picked it up as a poetry break from history reading. But it turned out to be not just the best book of poetry fresh in my memory but also, both in the lyrics and the essays it includes, the best book of history. Rooted in a particular place, the South and especially the Appalachian hills; in a long time, with poems dating from as early as 1932 and as late as 1981; and in the wide experience of a man who has been a farmer, lineman, preacher, organizer, deck hand, professor, and journalist. Land of Plenty is about America over the last half a century. It is about miners, freedom, racism, sharecroppers, family, love, loss, the South, laughter, labor, hunger, and heroism...Constance Adams West's spare illustrations make Land of Plenty still more beautiful."
-Dave Roediger, Dept. of History, Northwestern U.