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High Mountains Rising: Appalachia in Place and Time / Edition 1
     

High Mountains Rising: Appalachia in Place and Time / Edition 1

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by Richard A. Straw, H. Tyler Blethen, Tyler Blethen
 

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ISBN-10: 025207176X

ISBN-13: 9780252071768

Pub. Date: 05/26/2004

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

This collection is the first comprehensive, cohesive volume to unite Appalachian history with its culture. Richard A. Straw and H. Tyler Blethen's High Mountains Rising provides a clear, systematic, and engaging overview of the Appalachian timeline, its people, and the most significant aspects of life in the region.

Approximately half of the fourteen essays deal

Overview

This collection is the first comprehensive, cohesive volume to unite Appalachian history with its culture. Richard A. Straw and H. Tyler Blethen's High Mountains Rising provides a clear, systematic, and engaging overview of the Appalachian timeline, its people, and the most significant aspects of life in the region.

Approximately half of the fourteen essays deal with historical issues including Native Americans, pioneer settlement, slavery, the Civil War and Reconstruction, industrialization, the Great Depression, migration, and modernization. The remaining essays take a more cultural focus, addressing stereotypes, music, folklife, language, literature, and religion.

Bringing together many of the most prestigious scholars in Appalachian studies, this volume has been designed for general and classroom use, and includes suggestions for further reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252071768
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
05/26/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
523,561
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii
Introduction1
1.Native Americans7
2.Pioneer Settlement17
3.Slavery and African Americans in the Nineteenth Century30
4.The Civil War and Reconstruction46
5.Industrialization59
6.The Great Depression74
7.Migration88
8.Stereotypes101
9.Music114
10.Folklife135
11.English Language147
12.Literature165
13.Religion179
14.Modernization, 1940-2000197
Suggested Readings221
Contributors231
Index235

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High Mountains Rising: Appalachia in Place and Time 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Had to read this book for an Appalachia History class. It has great essays. Gives a real insight to Appalachia.