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The United States of Appalachia 3 editions

Cover of: The United States of Appalachia | Jeff Biggers
About the Book

Few places in the United States confound and fascinate Americans like Appalachia, yet no other area has been so markedly mischaracterized by the mass media. Stereotypes of hillbillies and rednecks repeatedly appear in representations of the region, but few, if any, of its many heroes, visionaries, or innovators are ever referenced. Make no mistake, they are legion: from Anne Royall, America's first female muckraker, to Sequoyah, a Cherokee mountaineer who invented the first syllabary in modern times, and international divas Nina Simone and Bessie Smith, as well as writers Cormac McCarthy, Edward Abbey, and Nobel Laureate Pearl S. Buck, Appalachia has contributed mightily to American culture — and politics. Not only did eastern Tennessee boast the country's first antislavery newspaper, Appalachians also established the first District of Washington as a bold counterpoint to British rule. With humor, intelligence, and clarity, Jeff Biggers reminds us how Appalachians have defined and shaped the United States we know today.

Classifications

Library of Congress F217.A65 B54 2005
Dewey 975

3 editions First published in 2005

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Cover of: The United States of Appalachia
2009, Counterpoint Press
The United States of Appalachia
Electronic resource in English
Cover of: The United States of Appalachia
March 1, 2007, Shoemaker & Hoard
The United States of Appalachia
Paperback in English
Cover of: The United States of Appalachia
2005, Shoemaker & Hoard
The United States of Appalachia
in English

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