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Appalachian Studies



link to catalog page STANLEY, The Poco Field

The Poco Field

An American Story of Place

Author: Talmage A. Stanley
Pub Date: March 2012

A telling personal history of place, class, and aspiration   learn more...

link to catalog page FISHER, Transforming Places

Transforming Places

Lessons from Appalachia

Author: Edited by Stephen L. Fisher and Barbara Ellen Smith
Pub Date: March 2012

What global activists can learn from Appalachia   learn more...

link to catalog page THOMPSON, Spirits of Just Men

Spirits of Just Men

Mountaineers, Liquor Bosses, and Lawmen in the Moonshine Capital of the World

Author: Charles D. Thompson Jr.
Pub Date: May 2011

A rousing tale of moonshine and conspiracy in Depression-era rural Virginia   learn more...

link to catalog page HATFIELD, Never Seen the Moon

Never Seen the Moon

The Trials of Edith Maxwell

Author: Sharon Hatfield
Pub Date: May 2009

The stranger-than-fiction case of Appalachia's "slipper slayer"   learn more...

link to catalog page DICKENS, Working Girl Blues

Working Girl Blues

The Life and Music of Hazel Dickens

Author: Hazel Dickens and Bill C. Malone
Pub Date: April 2008

The life story of singer and songwriter Hazel Dickens, the inspiring voice of a whole generation of women and workers   learn more...

link to catalog page STONEMAN, Pressing On

Pressing On

The Roni Stoneman Story

Author: Roni Stoneman as told to Ellen Wright
Pub Date: April 2007

The tragicomic life story of one of America’s best-known country entertainers, told with warmth and honesty   learn more...

link to catalog page THOMPSON, The Old German Baptist Brethren

The Old German Baptist Brethren

Faith, Farming, and Change in the Virginia Blue Ridge

Author: Charles D. Thompson Jr.
Pub Date: June 2006

A traditional community's struggle to define itself in the face of agricultural change   learn more...

link to catalog page BLACK, Come Hither to Go Yonder

Come Hither to Go Yonder

Playing Bluegrass with Bill Monroe

Author: Bob Black
Pub Date: June 2005

The inside story on the Father of Bluegrass from one of his Blue Grass Boys   learn more...

link to catalog page WAGNER, African American Miners and Migrants

African American Miners and Migrants

The Eastern Kentucky Social Club

Author: Thomas E. Wagner and Phillip J. Obermiller
Pub Date: March 2004

The history of the Eastern Kentucky Social Club’s past and present bring the hidden aspects of Appalachian history and culture to life   learn more...

link to catalog page STRAW, High Mountains Rising

High Mountains Rising

Appalachia in Time and Place

Author: Edited by Richard A. Straw and H. Tyler Blethen
Pub Date: May 2004

A collection of 14 original essays covering the major issues in Appalachian history and culture   learn more...

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