<![CDATA[Special Report: Fifty Years of Night |]]> https://www.kentucky.com/news/special-reports/fifty-years-of-night/ en-us Wed, 24 Jan 2018 16:01:33 EST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Wed, 24 Jan 2018 16:01:33 EST Fifty Years of Night 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com (Interactive Ops) Chapter 1: Meet the man who focused the world on Eastern Kentucky's woes https://www.kentucky.com/news/special-reports/fifty-years-of-night/article44393160.html#storylink=rss Fifty years ago, lanky, loquacious Harry Monroe Caudill of Letcher County climbed onto the national stage and tapped the microphone.

Click to Continue »]]>
Sun, 16 Dec 2012 02:00:00 EST https://www.kentucky.com/news/special-reports/fifty-years-of-night/article44393160.html
Chapter 2: The making of an angry book about an exploited Appalachia https://www.kentucky.com/news/special-reports/fifty-years-of-night/article44393280.html#storylink=rss Letcher County native Harry Caudill had a front-row seat to the destruction of Eastern Kentucky’s mountains, and he had the tools — education, wit and passion — to tell the world about it

Click to Continue »]]>
Mon, 17 Dec 2012 02:00:00 EST https://www.kentucky.com/news/special-reports/fifty-years-of-night/article44393280.html
50 Years of Night: Get the e-book https://www.kentucky.com/news/special-reports/fifty-years-of-night/article44429493.html#storylink=rss Read our Fifty Years of Night series on Eastern Kentucky now by purchasing the e-book for just $8.99 at

https://leanpub.com/night

.

Click to Continue »]]>
Sun, 16 Jun 2013 03:00:00 EDT

]]>
https://www.kentucky.com/news/special-reports/fifty-years-of-night/article44429493.html
Part 1: About this yearlong series https://www.kentucky.com/news/special-reports/fifty-years-of-night/article44393268.html#storylink=rss In 1963, Harry Caudill of Whitesburg published Night Comes to the Cumberlands: A Biography of a Depressed Area, which shone a spotlight on the plundering of the mountains of Eastern Kentucky. The book forever changed Appalachia.

Click to Continue »]]>
Sun, 16 Dec 2012 02:00:00 EST

]]>
https://www.kentucky.com/news/special-reports/fifty-years-of-night/article44393268.html
Chapter 3: The world comes to Whitesburg to take Harry Caudill's 'poverty tour' https://www.kentucky.com/news/special-reports/fifty-years-of-night/article44393733.html#storylink=rss No Kentucky book ever brought the state more attention or more firmly established its image in the eyes of outsiders than Harry Caudill's "Night Comes to the Cumberlands." It was a story of exploitation — of outside corporations buying Appalachian timber and coal for chump change from unwitting natives, extracting everything of value from the Cumberland Plateau and leaving a ravaged landscape and a penniless people.

Click to Continue »]]>
Wed, 19 Dec 2012 02:00:00 EST https://www.kentucky.com/news/special-reports/fifty-years-of-night/article44393733.html
Chapter 4: Disillusioned, Harry Caudill blames 'genetic decline' in Eastern Kentucky https://www.kentucky.com/news/special-reports/fifty-years-of-night/article44394057.html#storylink=rss Ten years after his landmark book was published, Harry Caudill was frustrated and bitter about the stubbornness of Appalachian poverty. He began to blame his neighbors' 'weak genes.'

Click to Continue »]]>
Fri, 21 Dec 2012 02:00:00 EST https://www.kentucky.com/news/special-reports/fifty-years-of-night/article44394057.html
Chapter 5: Harry Caudill inspired the War on Poverty, but gloom darkens his legacy https://www.kentucky.com/news/special-reports/fifty-years-of-night/article44394144.html#storylink=rss Frustrated with Appalachia, 'Night Comes to the Cumberland' author Harry Caudill left for academia; he came back eight years later with a reputation diminished by his views on genetics and criticism of his literary methods.

Click to Continue »]]>
Sun, 23 Dec 2012 02:00:00 EST https://www.kentucky.com/news/special-reports/fifty-years-of-night/article44394144.html
Part 2: Knott County and coal, through the decades https://www.kentucky.com/news/special-reports/fifty-years-of-night/article44429496.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 16 Jun 2013 00:00:00 EDT

]]>
https://www.kentucky.com/news/special-reports/fifty-years-of-night/article44429496.html
Chapter 6: Coal jobs gone, perhaps for good https://www.kentucky.com/news/special-reports/fifty-years-of-night/article44429487.html#storylink=rss Thousands of unemployed coal miners are confronting the latest in a century of booms and busts in the Eastern Kentucky coal industry. This time, experts warn, the backslide looks permanent.

Click to Continue »]]>
Sun, 16 Jun 2013 03:00:00 EDT https://www.kentucky.com/news/special-reports/fifty-years-of-night/article44429487.html
Chapter 7: Bombs and bullets in Clear Creek https://www.kentucky.com/news/special-reports/fifty-years-of-night/article44430654.html#storylink=rss In the 1960s and '70s, Eastern Kentucky's Knott County was an island of resistance to strip-mining surrounded by coal counties. There were violent confrontations and sabotage of equipment. Forty years later, resistance to mining has all but disappeared.

Click to Continue »]]>
Sat, 22 Jun 2013 23:15:00 EDT https://www.kentucky.com/news/special-reports/fifty-years-of-night/article44430654.html
Chapter 8: How a Kentucky school teacher stopped a 756-acre surface mine — for now https://www.kentucky.com/news/special-reports/fifty-years-of-night/article44431830.html#storylink=rss Environmental protection laws have grown more powerful, much like the machines used to dismantle mountains, in the half-century since coal operators brought surface mining to southeastern Kentucky. They have allowed a schoolteacher to thwart a major coal company’s plans to strip-mine a mountain in Knott County.

Click to Continue »]]>
Sat, 29 Jun 2013 23:10:00 EDT https://www.kentucky.com/news/special-reports/fifty-years-of-night/article44431830.html
Chapter 9: Pain remains more than 30 years after mine blast killed 8 on Potato Branch https://www.kentucky.com/news/special-reports/fifty-years-of-night/article44432784.html#storylink=rss A 1981 mine blast that killed eight men on Potato Branch in Knott County helped bring scrutiny to mine safety, but it wasn’t enough to stop more than 400 Kentucky miners from dying on the job in the three decades that followed.

Click to Continue »]]>
Sat, 06 Jul 2013 23:00:00 EDT https://www.kentucky.com/news/special-reports/fifty-years-of-night/article44432784.html
Toll of Eastern Kentucky's drug epidemic: violence and heartache https://www.kentucky.com/news/special-reports/fifty-years-of-night/article44456310.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 01 Dec 2013 00:02:26 EST https://www.kentucky.com/news/special-reports/fifty-years-of-night/article44456310.html Knott County: a snapshot https://www.kentucky.com/news/special-reports/fifty-years-of-night/article44429499.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 16 Jun 2013 03:00:00 EDT

]]>
https://www.kentucky.com/news/special-reports/fifty-years-of-night/article44429499.html
Chapter 11: 'A lot of people here have just given up' https://www.kentucky.com/news/special-reports/fifty-years-of-night/article44453745.html#storylink=rss Nearly 50 years after President Lyndon B. Johnson helicoptered in to Martin County to declare war on poverty, the county remains one of the poorest in the nation, and far more dependent on government aid than it was in 1964.

Click to Continue »]]>
Sat, 16 Nov 2013 23:00:00 EST https://www.kentucky.com/news/special-reports/fifty-years-of-night/article44453745.html
Chapter 12: A drug-addled city hits bottom, strives to get clean https://www.kentucky.com/news/special-reports/fifty-years-of-night/article44456061.html#storylink=rss In 2004, the city of Manchester, trapped in a toxic cycle of drug abuse, corruption and poverty, had had enough. The city is now on a path to recovery — but the struggle continues.

Click to Continue »]]>
Sat, 30 Nov 2013 22:20:00 EST https://www.kentucky.com/news/special-reports/fifty-years-of-night/article44456061.html