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After the Disaster:
Copyright 2008 by Timothy Philip Schwartz-Barcott

All rights reserved. Permission to reproduce any element of this work may be requested from the author, and may be used only with the explicit, written permission of the author.
     ISBN: 978-1-60497-550-5 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Schwartz-Barcott, T. P. (Timothy Philip)
     After the disaster : re-creating community and well-being at Buffalo Creek since the notorious coal-mining disaster in 1972 / by T.P. Schwartz-Barcott.
           p. cm.
     Includes bibliographical references and index.
     ISBN 978-1-60497-550-5 (alk. paper)
1. Buffalo Creek Region (Logan County, W. Va.)—Social conditions.
2. Community life—West Virginia—Buffalo Creek Region (Logan County)
3. Well-being—West Virginia—Buffalo Creek Region (Logan County)
4. Social integration—West Virginia—Buffalo Creek Region (Logan County)
5. Disasters—Social aspects—West Virginia—Buffalo Creek Region (Logan County).
6. Disasters—West Virginia—Buffalo Creek Region (Logan County)—Psychological aspects.
7. Disaster relief—West Virginia—Buffalo Creek Region (Logan County)
8. Floods—West Virginia—Buffalo Creek (Logan County)—History—20th century.
9. Coal mine accidents—West Virginia—Buffalo Creek (Logan County)—History—20th century.
10. Buffalo Creek Region (Logan County, W. Va.)—History—20th century. I. Title.

     HN79.W42B847 2008
     307.1’41660975444—dc22

2008025528

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Excerpts from Death at Buffalo Creek: The 1972 West Virginia Flood Disaster, by Tom Nugent, copyright © 1973, used by permission of W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.

Excerpts from The Buffalo Creek Disaster by Gerald M. Stern, copyright © 1976 and copyright © renewed 2004 by Gerald M. Stern. Epilogue copyright © 2008 by Gerald M. Stern. Used by permission of Random House, Inc.

Excerpts from Everything in Its Path: Destruction of Community in the Buffalo Creek Flood, by Kai T. Erikson, copyright © 1976, used by permission of Simon & Schuster.

Excerpts from Against All Odds: Rural Community in the Information Age, by John C. Allen and Don A. Dillman, copyright © 1994, used by permission of Westview Press, Inc.

Excerpts from “The Human Meaning of Total Disaster. The Buffalo Creek Experience,” by Robert Jay Lifton and Eric Olson, used by permission of Psychiatry.

Poem “My Neighbors” by Esta Cochran, given to the author in 2005, and used with her permission.

Two black and white photos of Buffalo Creek, 1972, on the front cover, and the black and white drawing of the flash flood in 1972, used with the permission of Carlene Mowery, who drew the drawing of the flood.

Two color photographs of Buffalo Creek, 2007, on the front cover, and the map of Buffalo Creek, 2007, are the copyrighted property of the author and may not be used without written permission of the author.

Black and white icon of a scene representing contemporary Buffalo Creek was designed by the author, was rendered by Alan Greco of Alan Greco Design, Inc., and is the copyrighted property of the author.