First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
"Alan De Young's story of the circumstances surrounding the birth, growth, and death of a high school in rural West Virginia is an intellectual contribution of the first order…Its strength derives in large measure from DeYoung's deftness in crossing disciplinary borders. The interplay of economics, sociology, history, anthropology, and biography render this story far more compelling than most educational research." -- Educational Policy Analysis Archives: an Electronic Journal
"A well-balanced overview to a large body of work well worth the price of the book." -- Journal of Research in Rural Education