Great Smoky Mountains Folklife / Edition 1

Great Smoky Mountains Folklife / Edition 1

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by Michael Ann Williams
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0878057927

ISBN-13: 9780878057924

Pub. Date: 09/01/1995

Publisher: University Press of Mississippi


The Great Smoky Mountains, at the border of eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina, are among the highest peaks of the southern Appalachian chain. Although this area shares much with the cultural traditions of all southern Appalachia, the folklife here has been uniquely shaped by historical events, including the Cherokee Removal of the 1830s and the creation

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The Great Smoky Mountains, at the border of eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina, are among the highest peaks of the southern Appalachian chain. Although this area shares much with the cultural traditions of all southern Appalachia, the folklife here has been uniquely shaped by historical events, including the Cherokee Removal of the 1830s and the creation of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park a century later.

This book surveying the rich folklife of this special place in the American South offers a view of the culture as it has been defined and changed by scholars, missionaries, the federal government, tourists, and people of the region themselves.

Here is an overview of the history of a beautiful landscape, one that examines the character typified by its early settlers, by the displacement of the people, and by the manner in which the folklife was discovered and defined during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Here also is an examination of various folk traditions and a study of how they have changed and evolved.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780878057924
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Publication date:
09/01/1995
Series:
Folklife in the South Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.50(d)

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