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ISBN-13: 9780813175829
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication date: 03/27/2018
Series: New Directions in Southern History Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 422
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Bruce E. Stewart, associate professor of history at Appalachian State University, is the author of Moonshiners and Prohibitionists: The Battle over Alcohol in Southern Appalachia. He lives in Boone, North Carolina.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vii

Preface ix

Introduction Bruce E. Stewart 1

1 Violence, Statecraft, and Statehood in the Early Republic: The State of Franklin, 1784-1788 Kevin T. Barksdale 25

2 "Devoted to Hardships, Danger, and Devastation": The Landscape of Indian and White Violence in Wyoming Valley, Pennsylvania, 1753–1800 Kathryn Shively Meier 53

3 "Our Mad Young Men": Authority and Violence in Cherokee Country Tyler Boulware 80

4 The "Ferocious Character" of Antebellum Georgia's Gold Country: Frontier Lawlessness and Violence in Fact and Fiction John C. Inscoe 99

5 "A Possession, or an Absence of Ears": The Shape of Violence in Travel Narratives about the Mountain South, 1779-1835 Katherine E. Ledford 125

6 Violence against Slaves as a Catalyst in Changing Attitudes toward Slavery: An 1857 Case Study in East Tennessee Durwood Dunn 145

7 "These Big-Boned, Semi-Barbarian People": Moonshining and the Myth of Violent Appalachia, 1870-1900 Bruce E. Stewart 180

8 "Deep in the Shades of Ill-Starred Georgia's Wood": The Murder of Elder Joseph Standing in Late-Nineteenth-Century Appalachian Georgia Mary Ella Engel 207

9 Race and Violence in Urbanizing Appalachia: The Roanoke Riot of 1893 Rand Dotson 237

10 Assassins and Feudists: Politics and Death in the Bluegrass and Mountains of Kentucky T. R. C. Hutton 272

11 "A Hard-Bitten Lot": Nonstrike Violence in the Early Southern West Virginia Smokeless Coalfields, 1880-1910 Paul H. Rakes Kenneth R. Bailey 314

12 "The Largest Manhunt in Western North Carolina's History" The Story of Broadus Miller Kevin W. Young 340

13 The Murder of Thomas Price: Image, Identity, and Violence in Western North Carolina Richard D. Starnes 380

List of Contributors 397

Index 401

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