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Appalachian Studies



link to catalog page, 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, 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, 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 LORENCE, A Hard Journey

A Hard Journey

The Life of Don West

Author: James J. Lorence
Pub Date: Cloth: 2007; Paper: 2010

The biography of a pioneering figure in twentieth-century Southern radicalism   learn more...

link to catalog page, 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 JONES, Country Music Humorists and Comedians Author: Loyal Jones
Pub Date: October 2008

An exhaustive reference detailing the mirth and music of country music humorists and comedians   learn more...

link to catalog page, 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 FONES-WOLF, Glass Towns

Glass Towns

Industry, Labor, and Political Economy in Appalachia, 1890-1930s

Author: Ken Fones-Wolf
Pub Date: January 2007

Exploring a path not taken in Appalachian economic development--one that might have led away from underdevelopment   learn more...

link to catalog page ROSENBERG, The Music of Bill Monroe Author: Neil V. Rosenberg and Charles K. Wolfe
Pub Date: June 2007

The definitive study of Bill Monroe’s contributions to American and world music   learn more...

link to catalog page, 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...

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