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.Read more...
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.
| Contents Acknowledgments Introduction Richard A. Straw 1. Native Americans C. Clifford Boyd Jr. 2. Pioneer Settlement H. Tyler Blethen 3. Slavery and African Americans in the Nineteenth Century John C. Inscoe 4. The Civil War and Reconstruction Gordon B. McKinney 5. Industrialization Ronald L. Lewis 6. The Great Depression Paul Salstrom 7. Migration Philip J. Obermiller 8. Stereotypes David C. Hsiung 9. Music Bill C. Malone 10. Folklife Michael Ann Williams 11. Language Michael Montgomery 12. Literature Ted Olson 13. Religion Deborah Vansau McCauley 14. Modernization, 1940-2000 Ronald D. Eller Contributors Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Appalachian Region History, Appalachian Region Civilization, Appalachian Region Social conditions|
Richard A. Straw is professor of history at Radford University, the author of Images of America: Blacksburg, and has published articles on Appalachian foodways, on Mike Seeger, and on the United Mine Workers of America, coal mining, and historical photography. H. Tyler Blethen is Creighton Sossomon Professor of History and director of the Mountain Heritage Center at Western Carolina University, and a coeditor of Ulster and North America: Transatlantic Perspectives on the Scotch-Irish.
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