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

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

by Manly Wade Wellman

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781566641791
Publisher: Alexander Books
Publication date: 01/28/2001
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword7
Preface11
I.Linger With It All Day Long15
II.Long, Long Ago23
III."Awful Roads and Dangerous Passes"37
IV.The World of Young Zeb Vance51
V.Legend of Terror: A Digression63
VI.Their Own County73
VII.Their Own War87
VIII.Peace in the Valley101
IX.What Came by Rail115
X.As Others See Us129
XI.What Shall I Sing?143
XII.Their Own Whiskey161
XIII.Twentieth-Century Matters177
XIV.Hard Times, War Times191
XV.And More to Happen205
XVI.Afterword209
Notes213

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