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United States of Appalachia How Southern Mountaineers Brought Independence, Culture, and Enlightenment to America

ISBN-10: 1593761511
ISBN-13: 9781593761516
Edition: N/A
Authors: Jeff Biggers
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Description: The word Appalachia is seldom uttered in the same sentence with the word enlightenment. More likely, images of the film "Deliverance, corncob chomping grannies, or bonafide gun-toting hillbillies come to mind. However, in truth, Appalachia has been  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.95
Publisher: Counterpoint LLC
Publication date: 3/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

The word Appalachia is seldom uttered in the same sentence with the word enlightenment. More likely, images of the film "Deliverance, corncob chomping grannies, or bonafide gun-toting hillbillies come to mind. However, in truth, Appalachia has been a cradle of US freedom, independence, and enlightenment, as well as a region of progressive social history, literature, and music. "The United States of Appalachia" reveals to us how so many of our nation's basic freedoms and founding moments grew out of the Appalachias. From the first declaration of independence to the beginnings of folk music, literature, and poetry, Jeff Biggers illuminates with humor, intelligence, and clarity, the many reasons why we all need a lesson in Appalachian history.

Preface
Prologue: Rank Strangers
The Trail of Words
The First Washington, D.C.
Down from the Mountain
The Emancipators
All the News That's Fit to Print
The Great American Industrial Saga
We Shall Overcome
Epilogue: We Are All Appalachians
Acknowledgments
Bibliographic Notes
Index

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