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The Appalachians: America's First and Last Frontier
edited by Mari-Lynn Evans and Robert Santelli
by Holly George-Warren
West Virginia University Press, 2013
Paper: 978-1-935978-96-1 | eISBN: 978-1-935978-98-5

ABOUT THIS BOOK | AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY
ABOUT THIS BOOK

A beautifully produced companion volume to the public television documentary The Appalachians fills the void in information about the region, offering a rich portrait of its history and its legacy in music, literature, and film. The text includes essays by some of Appalachia’s most respected scholars and journalists; excerpts from never-before-published diaries and journals; firsthand recollections from native Appalachians including Loretta Lynn, Ricky Skaggs, and Ralph Stanley; indigenous song lyrics and poetry; and oral histories from common folk whose roots run strong and deep. The book also includes more than one hundred illustrations, both archival and newly created. Here is a wondrous book celebrating a unique and valuable heritage.


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