So Much To Be Angry About: Appalachian Movement Press 1969-79
research article for Signal: A Journal of International Political Graphics and Culture
issue #6 March 2018
published by PM Press
* Now a forthcoming book on West Virginia University Press, spring 2020! *
Throughout 2017, I pursued original research on Appalachian Movement Press (AMP), a leftist printshop based in Huntington, West Virginia from 1969 through 1979. AMP served as a go-to, low cost printing outfit for a broad, loose coalition of environmental and working-class political organizations in Appalachia throughout the 1970s. They also published around forty original pamphlets on Appalachian history and culture, including poetry and historical writing by Don West. This article marks the first effort to document the history of the printshop.
During the research, I wrote a piece about the process of digging up the history of AMP over at the Justseeds blog.