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A history of Appalachia

Author: Richard B Drake
Publisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2001.
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A social history of Appalachia, touching upon folk traditions, health care, the environment, higher education, and the role of Blacks and women.
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Genre/Form: History
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Drake, Richard B., 1925-
History of Appalachia.
Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2001
(OCoLC)606477175
Online version:
Drake, Richard B., 1925-
History of Appalachia.
Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2001
(OCoLC)608145433
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard B Drake
ISBN: 0813121698 9780813121697 0813124698
OCLC Number: 43953981
Description: xi, 292 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The Contest for Appalachia. 1. The Indian Era. 2. The Old World Backgrounds. 3. The Coming of the Europeans. 4. The Wars for Appalachia --
pt. 2. The New Nation and the Appalachian Backwoods. 5. Backwoods-Cohee Society. 6. The Challenge to Cohee Society, 1820-1860. 7. The Civil War Era, 1860-1877 --
pt. 3. Modern Appalachia. 8. The "Discovery" of Appalachia. 9. The Coming of the Machine Age. 10. From Plutocracy to Welfare State and Back. 11. Regional Society and Social Change. 12. "The New Appalachia," 1930-2000. 13. The Appalachian Mind. 14. The Appalachian Future.
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For more than 20 years historians have expressed the critical need for a single-volume history of Appalachia in Virginia. Responding to this demand, the author of this text has woven together the  Read more...

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Table of Contents List of Maps Introduction Pt. 1 The Contest for Appalachia 1 The Indian Era 3 2 The Old World Backgrounds 14 3 The Coming of the Europeans 25 4 The Wars for Appalachia 40 Pt. 2 The New Nation and the Appalachian Backwoods 5 Backwoods-Cohee Society 59 6 The Challenge to Cohee Society, 1820-1860 80 7 The Civil War Era, 1860-1877 93 Pt. 3 Modern Appalachia 8 The "Discovery" of Appalachia 119 9 The Coming of the Machine Age 131 10 From Plutocracy to Welfare State and Back 153 11 Regional Society and Social Change 183 12 "The New Appalachia," 1930-2000 194 13 The Appalachian Mind 217 14 The Appalachian Future 237 Sources 247 Index 275

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"An introduction to Appalachia's long and rich history, this book should interest all those concerned with the region's past-and future." -James C. Klotter, State Historian of Kentucky and professor of history, Georgetown College

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Appalachia: A HistoryA History of...Who were the...A History of Appalachia. By Richard B. Drake. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2001. xi, 292 pp. $29.95. ISBN 0-8131-2169-8.Woodrow Wilson used to say that local history was really national history locally considered. The historian's task was...
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