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High Mountains Rising Appalachia in Time and Place

ISBN-10: 025207176X
ISBN-13: 9780252071768
Edition: 2004
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Description: 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,  More...

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Book details

List price: $23.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 5/6/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

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. The first 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 finally, 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.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Native Americans
Pioneer Settlement
Slavery and African Americans in the Nineteenth Century
The Civil War and Reconstruction
Industrialization
The Great Depression
Migration
Stereotypes
Music
Folklife
English Language
Literature
Religion
Modernization, 1940-2000
Suggested Readings
Contributors
Index

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