Further Reading on Appalachia
Allen, Barbara. 1990. The Genealogical Landscape and the Southern Sense of Place. In Sense of Place: American Regional Cultures, ed. Barbara Allen and Thomas J. Schlereth, pp. 152-163. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky.
Batteau, Allen. 1980. Appalachia and the Concept of Culture: A Theory of Shared Misunderstandings. Appalachian Journal 7(1-2): 9-31
Batteau, Allen. 1990. The Invention of Appalachia. Tuscon: University of Arizona Press.
Beaver, Patricia Duane. 1986. Rural Community in the Appalachian South. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky.
Becker, Jane S. 1998. Selling Tradition: Appalachia and the Construction of an American Folk 1930-1940. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.
Billings, Dwight B., and Kathleen M. Blee. 2000. The Road to Poverty: The Making of Wealth and Hardship in Appalachia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Billings, Dwight B., Mary Beth Pudup, and Altina Waller. 1995. Taking Exception with Exceptionalism: New Approaches to the Social History of Early Appalachia. In Appalachia in the Making: The Mountain South in the Nineteenth Century, ed. Mary Beth Pudup, Dwight Billings, and Altina Waller, pp. 1-24. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.
Campbell, John C. 1921. The Southern Highlander and His Homeland. The Russell Sage Foundation. Repr., Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1969.
Campbell, Olive Dame. 2012. Appalachian Travels: The Diary of Olive Dame Campbell. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky.
Dunaway, Wilma A. 1996. The First American Frontier: Transition to Capitalism in Southern Appalachia, 1700-1860. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.
Eller, Ronald D. 1982. Miners, Millhands, and Mountaineers: Industrialization of the Appalachian South, 1880-1930. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press.
Engelhardt, Elizabeth. 2011. A Mess of Greens: Southern Gender and Southern Food. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press.
Fletcher, Arthur L. 1963. Ashe County: A History. Jefferson, NC: Ashe County Research Association.
Inscoe, John C. 1989. Mountain Masters: Slavery and the Sectional Crisis in Western North Carolina. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press.
Jones, Loyal. 1975. Appalachian Values. In Voices from the Hills: Selected Readings of Southern Appalachia, ed. Robert J. Higgs, pp. 507-517. New York: Unger.
Jones, Loyal. 1988. Sense of Place in Appalachian Music: Home and Mother, Heaven as Home. In Sense of Place in Appalachia, ed. S. Mont Whitson, pp. 160-164. Morehead, KY: Morehead State University.
Locklear, Erica Abrams. 2012. Negotiating a Perilous Empowerment: Appalachian Women’s Literacies. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press.
Malone, Bill C. and David Stricklin. 2003. Southern Music/American Music (rev. ed.) Lexington: University Press of Kentucky.
Matthews, Elmora Messer. 1966. Neighbor and Kin: Life in a Tennessee Ridge Community. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press.
Miles, Emma Bell. 2014. Once I Too Had Wings: The Journals of Emma Bell Miles, 1908-1918. Athens: Ohio University Press.
Miles, Emma Bell. 1905. The Spirit of the Mountains. Facsimilie ed. with foreword by Roger D. Abrahams and inrod. by David E. Whisnant. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1975.
Miller, Karl Hagstrom. 2010. Segregating the Sound: Inventing Folk and Pop Music in the Age of Jim Crow. Durham: Duke University Press Books.
Park, Connie Rice, Marie Tedesco (eds.) 2015. Women of the Mountain South: Identity, Work, and Activism. Athens: Ohio University Press.
Puckett, Anita. 2000. Seldom Ask, Never Tell: Labor and Discourse in Appalachia. New York: Oxford University Press.
Salstrom, Paul. 1994. Appalachia’s Path to Dependency: Rethinking a Region’s Economic History 11730-1940. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky.
Satterwhite, Emily. 2011. Dear Appalachia: Readers, Identity, and Popular Fiction Since 1878. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky.
Shapiro, Henry P. 1978. Appalachia on Our Mind. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.
Smith, Barbara Ellen. 2012. Transforming Places: Lessons from Appalachia. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press.
Starnes, Richard D. 2010. Creating the Land of the Sky: Tourism and Society in Western North Carolina. Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press.
Stewart, Kathleen Claire. 1990. Backtalking the Wilderness: “Appalachian” En-genderings. In Uncertain Terms: Negotiating Gender in American Culture, ed. Faye Ginsburg and Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, pp. 43-56. Boston: Beacon Press.
Thompson, Charles D. Jr. 2011. Spirits of Just Men: Mountaineers, Liquor Bosses, and Lawmen in the Moonshine Capital of the World. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press.
Whisnant, David. 1983. All That is Native and Fine: The Politics of Culture in an American Region. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.
Williams, John Alexander. 2002. Appalachia: A History. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.
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