The Southern Highlander and His Homeland

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Russell Sage foundation, 1921 - Appalachians (People) - 405 pages

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Page 146 - And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest ; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.
Page xxii - New times demand new measures and new men ; The world advances, and in time outgrows The laws that in our fathers' day were best; And, doubtless, after us, some purer scheme Will be shaped out by wiser men than we, Made wiser by the steady growth of truth.
Page 29 - They decided to adopt written articles of agreement, by which their conduct should be governed ; and these were known as the Articles of the Watauga Association. They formed a written constitution, the first ever adopted west of the mountains, or by a community composed of American-born freemen. It is this fact of the early independence and selfgovernment of the settlers along the head-waters of the Tennessee that gives to their history its peculiar importance. They were the first men of American...
Page 379 - A Topographical Description of the Western Territory of North America: Containing a Succinct Account of Its Climate, Natural History, Population, Agriculture, Manners and Customs, with an Ample Description of the Several Divisions into Which That Country Is Partitioned, and an Accurate Statement of the Various Tribes of Indians That Inhabit the Frontier Country.
Page 357 - ... the British Isles. They are called Scots because they lived in Scotia, and they are called Irish because they moved to Ireland. Geography ' and not ethnology has given them their name. They are a mixed race through whose veins run the Celtic blood of the primitive Scot and Pict, the primitive Briton, the primitive Irish, but with a larger admixture of the later Norwegian, Dane, Saxon, and Angle.
Page 59 - Among this moving mass, as it passed along the Valley into the Piedmont, in the middle of the eighteenth century, were Daniel Boone, John Sevier, James Robertson, and the ancestors of John C. Calhoun, Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Stonewall Jackson, James K. Polk, Sam Houston, and Davy Crockett, while the father of Andrew Jackson came to the Carolina Piedmont at the same time from the coast.
Page 160 - No dissenters in Virginia experienced for a time harsher treatment than did the Baptists. They were beaten and imprisoned ; and cruelty taxed its ingenuity to devise new modes of punishment and annoyance. The usual consequences followed ; persecution made friends for its victims ; and the men who were not permitted to speak in public, found willing auditors in the sympathizing crowds who gathered around the prisons to hear them preach from the grated...
Page 350 - mean whites" had not even then become extinct in Virginia; but it is clear that the slow but steady exodus had been such as greatly to diminish its numbers and its importance as a social feature. Some of these freedmen went northward into...
Page xxii - Truth is eternal, but her effluence, With endless change, is fitted to the hour ; Her mirror is turned forward, to reflect The promise of the future, not the past.
Page 34 - Through privations incredible and perils thick, thousands of men, women, and children came in successive caravans, forming continuous streams of human beings, horses, cattle and other domestic animals, all moving onward along a lonely and houseless path to a wild and cheerless land.

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