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High Mountains Rising: Appalachia in Time and Place
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. Bringing together many of the most prestigious scholars i ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published May 6th 2004 by University of Illinois Press
(first published April 1st 2004)
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High Mountains Rising is an interesting collection of essays that covers key dynamics that have interacted to define the Appalachian region of the US. The chapters of the story of the Appalachian biography starts with the Cherokee peoples early beginnings, the population by peoples of Celtic ancestry, the infusion of other races and peoples as the calling of good paying jobs in the Coal mining industry beckoned, to the crushing impact of automation and poverty leading to mass migration patterns ...more