The Kingdom of Madison: A Southern Mountain Fastness and Its People

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Tucked away among the ancient and rugged mountains of Western North Carolina, Madison County -- sometimes called "the Kingdom of Madison" by its older citizens -- is one of the most misunderstood and least-appreciated counties in the entire state. Until only recently, hard to get into and out of, it has been a genuinely isolated area, blurred in the attention of even neighboring counties.
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Overview

Tucked away among the ancient and rugged mountains of Western North Carolina, Madison County -- sometimes called "the Kingdom of Madison" by its older citizens -- is one of the most misunderstood and least-appreciated counties in the entire state. Until only recently, hard to get into and out of, it has been a genuinely isolated area, blurred in the attention of even neighboring counties.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566641791
  • Publisher: Alexander Books
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Pages: 228
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 7
Preface 11
I. Linger With It All Day Long 15
II. Long, Long Ago 23
III. "Awful Roads and Dangerous Passes" 37
IV. The World of Young Zeb Vance 51
V. Legend of Terror: A Digression 63
VI. Their Own County 73
VII. Their Own War 87
VIII. Peace in the Valley 101
IX. What Came by Rail 115
X. As Others See Us 129
XI. What Shall I Sing? 143
XII. Their Own Whiskey 161
XIII. Twentieth-Century Matters 177
XIV. Hard Times, War Times 191
XV. And More to Happen 205
XVI. Afterword 209
Notes 213
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