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High Mountains Rising: APPALACHIA IN TIME AND PLACE

 
 
 
 
High Mountains Rising: APPALACHIA IN TIME AND PLACE
Author: Richard A. Straw - H. Tyler Blethen
ISBN 13: 9780252071768
ISBN 10: 25207176
Edition: 50726th
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication Date: 2004-05-06
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
List Price: $23.00
 
 

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.

Approximately 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 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.