Appalachia on Our Mind: The Southern Mountains and Mountaineers in the American Consciousness, 1870-1920

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UNC Press Books, Apr 1, 1986 - History - 400 pages
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Appalachia on Our Mind is not a history of Appalachia. It is rather a history of the American idea of Appalachia. The author argues that the emergence of this idea has little to do with the realities of mountain life but was the result of a need to
 

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Contents

The LocalColor Movement and the Discovery of Appalachia
3
Protestant Home Missions and the Institutionalization of Appalachian Otherness
32
Solving the Problem of Appalachian Otherness The Role of History and Environment
59
Solving the Problem of Appalachian Otherness The Role of Ethnicity and Culture
85
Naming as Explaining William Goodell Frost and the Invention of Appalachia
113
6 Region as Community and the Transformation of Mountain Benevolence
133
Economic Modernization and the Americanization of Appalachia
157
8 The Southern Highland Division and the Institutionalization of Appalachian Regionalism
186
Folk Schools and the Crafts Revival
213
The Folksong Revival and the Integration of the Mountaineers into Modern American Civilization The Triumph of Pluralism
244
Notes
267
Bibliography
309
Index
369
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About the author (1986)

Henry D. Shapiro is the author of Confiscation of Confederate Property in the North; Clifton: Neighborhood and Community in an Urban Setting; and editor (with Zane L. Miller) of Physician to the West: Selected Writings of Daniel Drake on Science and Society.

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