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Appalachia in the Making: The Mountain South in the Nineteenth Century Mary B. Pudup

Appalachia in the Making: The Mountain South in the Nineteenth Century

Mary B. Pudup

Published November 27th 1995
ISBN : 9780807822296
Hardcover
402 pages
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Appalachia first entered the American consciousness as a distinct region in the decades following the Civil War. The place and its people have long been seen as backwards and other because of their perceived geographical, social, and economicMoreAppalachia first entered the American consciousness as a distinct region in the decades following the Civil War. The place and its people have long been seen as backwards and other because of their perceived geographical, social, and economic isolation. These essays, by fourteen eminent historians and social scientists, illuminate important dimensions of early social life in diverse sections of the Appalachian mountains. The contributors seek to place the study of Appalachia within the context of comparative regional studies of the United States, maintaining that processes and patterns thought to make the region exceptional were not necessarily unique to the mountain South.The contributors are Mary K. Anglin, Alan Banks, Dwight B. Billings, Kathleen M. Blee, Wilma A. Dunaway, John R. Finger, John C. Inscoe, Ronald L. Lewis, Ralph Mann, Gordon B. McKinney, Mary Beth Pudup, Paul Salstrom, Altina L. Waller, and John Alexander Williams