High Mountains Rising
Appalachia in Time and Place
Awards and Recognition:
Applachian Writers Association, Applachian Book of the Year Award in Nonfiction, 2005. Winner of the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award, 2005.
A collection of 14 original essays covering the major issues in Appalachian history and culture
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.
The first 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 finally, 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.
"This stimulating, readable collection of essays gives a fine overview of Appalachia, its history, its people, and different aspects of life in the region over time that range from economic and social life to literature and folklore."--Loyal Jones, former director of the Berea College Appalachian Center and author of Faith and Meaning in the Southern Uplands
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A Documentary History
Edited by Matthew L. Harris and Newell G. Bringhurst
Child Placement in the Rural Midwest
American News Media and the Psychedelic Experience
Rural-Industrial Workers in West Virginia
Looking at Images of African American Suffering and Death
Courtney R. Baker
Architectures of Confinement and Black Masculinity in Chicago
Making the Path by Walking
Edited by Chad Berry, Phillip J. Obermiller, and Shaunna L. Scott
The Radio Propaganda War against East Germany
Nicholas J. Schlosser
Noisemakers, Strikebreakers, and Muckrakers
Racist Violence in Kansas, 1861-1927
Brent M. S. Campney