The United States of Appalachia

The United States of Appalachia

How Southern Mountaineers Brought Independence, Culture, and Enlightenment to America

Book - 2005
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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.
Publisher: Emeryville, CA : Shoemaker & Hoard, c2005.
ISBN: 9781593760311
Call Number: 975 BIGGERS
Characteristics: p. ; cm.
Subjects: Appalachian Region, Southern -- Politics and government.
Appalachian Region, Southern -- Intellectual life.
Appalachian Region, Southern -- History.
Appalachians (People) -- Politics and government.
Appalachians (People) -- Intellectual life.
Appalachians (People) -- History.


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