The Southern Highlander and His Homeland

The Southern Highlander and His Homeland

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by John C. Campbell
     
 

In 1908 John C. Campbell was commissioned by the Russell Sage Foundation to conduct a survey of conditions in Appalachia and the aid work being done in these areas to create "the central repository of data concerning conditions in the mountains to which workers in the field might turn." Originally published in 1921, The Southern Highlander and His Homeland details

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In 1908 John C. Campbell was commissioned by the Russell Sage Foundation to conduct a survey of conditions in Appalachia and the aid work being done in these areas to create "the central repository of data concerning conditions in the mountains to which workers in the field might turn." Originally published in 1921, The Southern Highlander and His Homeland details Campbell's experiences and findings during his travels in the region, observing unique aspects of mountain communities such as their religion, family life, and forms of entertainment. Campbell's landmark work paved the way for folk schools, agricultural cooperatives, handicraft guilds, the frontier nursing service, better roads, and a sense of pride in mountain life — the very roots of Appalachian preservation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813190785
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
Publication date:
10/02/2009
Pages:
504
Sales rank:
974,357
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables
A New Foreword
Preface to the original edition
Foreword to the original edition
Introduction
IMore or Less Personal1
IIThe Southern Highlands and the Southern Highlander Defined8
IIIPioneer Routes of Travel and Early Settlements22
IVAncestry50
VThe Present Highland Population72
VIIndividualism in Various Aspects90
VIIThe Rural Highlander at Home123
VIIIThe Growth of Denominationalism in the Highlands152
IXThe Religious Life of the Rural Highlands176
XLiving Conditions and Health195
XIResources of the Mountain Country and their Development226
XIIEducation260
XIIIAvenues for Contact and Progress299
XIVThe New Basis of Appeal323
App. ARegional Descriptions of State Mountain Areas335
App. BA Misapplied Theory of Mountain Origin349
App. CBoone's Trial352
App. DHistorical Estimates of the Scotch-Irish and Germans in the United States in 1775355
App. EStatistical Tables360
Bibliography375
Index391

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