Race, War, and Remembrance in the Appalachian South.

By: Inscoe, John CMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, 2010Description: 1 online resource (413 p.)ISBN: 9780813129617Subject(s): Appalachian Region, Southern - History, Military - 19th century | Appalachian Region, Southern - In literature | Appalachian Region, Southern - In motion pictures | Appalachian Region, Southern - Race relations - History - 19th century | Appalachian Region, Southern -- Race relations -- History -- 19th century | Community life - Appalachian Region, Southern - History - 19th century | Community life -- Appalachian Region, Southern -- History -- 19th century | Guerrilla warfare - Appalachian Region, Southern - History - 19th century | Mountain life - Appalachian Region, Southern - History - 19th century | Slavery - Appalachian Region, Southern - History - 19th century | United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865 - Social aspects | United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865 - Underground movements | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Underground movementsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Race, War, and Remembrance in the Appalachian SouthDDC classification: 973.7115 LOC classification: F217.A65 | I573 2010Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Front cover; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Race and Racism in Nineteenth-Century Appalachia; 2. Between Bondage and Freedom; 3. Olmsted in Appalachia; 4. Mountain Masters as Confederate Opportunists; 5. The Secession Crisis and Regional Self-Image; 6. Highland Households Divided; 7. Coping in Confederate Appalachia; 8. ""Moving through Deserter Country""; 9. ""Talking Heroines""; 10. The Racial ""Innocence"" of Appalachia; 11. A Fugitive Slave in Frontier Appalachia; 12. ""A Northern Wedge Thrust into the Heart of the Confederacy""; 13. Unionists in the Attic
14. Appalachian Odysseus15. Guerrilla War and Remembrance; 16. Race and Remembrance in West Virginia; 17. In Defense of Appalachia on Film; Credits; Index
Summary: John C. Inscoe is a luminary in the field of Appalachian studies. He has spent much of his career exploring the social, economic, and political significance of slavery and race in the mountain South as well as the complex nature of the region's Civil War loyalties and the brutal guerrilla warfare that stemmed from those divisions. Using intimate vignettes to focus on individuals, families, and communities, he keeps the human dimension at the forefront of his analysis. In this collection of essays, produced over the past two decades, Inscoe devotes equal attention to how historical truths ha
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Front cover; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Race and Racism in Nineteenth-Century Appalachia; 2. Between Bondage and Freedom; 3. Olmsted in Appalachia; 4. Mountain Masters as Confederate Opportunists; 5. The Secession Crisis and Regional Self-Image; 6. Highland Households Divided; 7. Coping in Confederate Appalachia; 8. ""Moving through Deserter Country""; 9. ""Talking Heroines""; 10. The Racial ""Innocence"" of Appalachia; 11. A Fugitive Slave in Frontier Appalachia; 12. ""A Northern Wedge Thrust into the Heart of the Confederacy""; 13. Unionists in the Attic

14. Appalachian Odysseus15. Guerrilla War and Remembrance; 16. Race and Remembrance in West Virginia; 17. In Defense of Appalachia on Film; Credits; Index

John C. Inscoe is a luminary in the field of Appalachian studies. He has spent much of his career exploring the social, economic, and political significance of slavery and race in the mountain South as well as the complex nature of the region's Civil War loyalties and the brutal guerrilla warfare that stemmed from those divisions. Using intimate vignettes to focus on individuals, families, and communities, he keeps the human dimension at the forefront of his analysis. In this collection of essays, produced over the past two decades, Inscoe devotes equal attention to how historical truths ha

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These 17 previously published or currently in-press essays date from 1989 to 2008. As with his previous work, distinguished historian of Southern Appalachia Inscoe (Univ. of Georgia) focuses on issues related to slavery, race relations, and the Civil War in the Southern mountains. Thoroughly researched and always well written, these essays delve into a wide variety of subjects as they address these more encompassing topics: myths and realities of race, racism, and slavery in antebellum Appalachia; Frederick Law Olmstead and slavery in the region; the slave trade in western North Carolina during the Civil War; the different ways that the onset of the Civil War was experienced in western North Carolina and the contiguous area of eastern Tennessee; Appalachia's "Inner Civil War"; mountain women and the Civil War; Appalachian abolitionism; analysis of William Faulkner, John Ehle, Charles Frazier, and others' fictional interpretations of race, slavery, and war in Appalachia; the song and the possible historical person of John Henry and the way memories of him have been used and exploited; and a discussion of how Appalachia has been portrayed in Hollywood. An indispensible collection. Summing Up: Essential. All levels/libraries. F. J. Hay Appalachian State University

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John C. Inscoe, professor at the University of Georgia, is the author or editor of numerous books, including Appalachians and Race: The Mountain South from Slavery to Segregation.

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