Race War And Remembrance In The Appalachian South

Race  War  and Remembrance in the Appalachian South
Publisher University Press of Kentucky
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Category History
Total Pages 412
ISBN 9780813129617
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Among the most pervasive of stereotypes imposed upon southern highlanders is that they were white, opposed slavery, and supported the Union before and during the Civil War, but the historical record suggests far different realities. John C. Inscoe has spent much of his scholarly career exploring the social, economic and political significance of slavery and slaveholding in the mountain South and the complex nature of the region’s wartime loyalties, and the brutal guerrilla warfare and home front traumas that stemmed from those divisions. The essays here embrace both facts and fictions related to those issues, often conveyed through intimate vignettes that focus on individuals, families, and communities, keeping the human dimension at the forefront of his insights and analysis. Drawing on the memories, memoirs, and other testimony of slaves and free blacks, slaveholders and abolitionists, guerrilla warriors, invading armies, and the highland civilians they encountered, Inscoe considers this multiplicity of perspectives and what is revealed about highlanders’ dual and overlapping identities as both a part of, and distinct from, the South as a whole. He devotes attention to how the truths derived from these contemporary voices were exploited, distorted, reshaped, reinforced, or ignored by later generations of novelists, journalists, filmmakers, dramatists, and even historians with differing agendas over the course of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. His cast of characters includes John Henry, Frederick Law Olmsted and John Brown, Andrew Johnson and Zebulon Vance, and those who later interpreted their stories—John Fox and John Ehle, Thomas Wolfe and Charles Frazier, Emma Bell Miles and Harry Caudill, Carter Woodson and W. J. Cash, Horace Kephart and John C. Campbell, even William Faulkner and Flannery O’Connor. Their work and that of many others have contributed much to either our understanding—or misunderstanding—of nineteenth century Appalachia and its place in the American imagination.

Race  War  and Remembrance in the Appalachian South
  • Author : John Inscoe
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Release Date : 2010-09-12

Among the most pervasive of stereotypes imposed upon southern highlanders is that they were white, opposed slavery, and supported the Union before and during the Civil War, but the historical record suggests far different realities. John C. Inscoe has spent much of his scholarly career exploring the social, economic and

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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2011

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  • Release Date : 2008

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The Bibliography of Appalachia
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2009-01-30

"This bibliography of books, articles, monographs, and dissertations features more than 4,700 entries, divided into twenty-four subject areas such as activism and protest; Appalachian studies; arts and crafts; community culture and folklife; education; environment; ethnicity, race and identity; health and medicine; media and stereotypes; recreation and tourism; religion; and women and

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Tennessee Historical Quarterly
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  • Release Date : 2010

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  • Author : Kentucky Historical Society
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  • Release Date : 2008

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Selections from The Cotton Kingdom by Frederick Law Olmsted
  • Author : Frederick Law Olmsted
  • Publisher : Bedford/St. Martin's
  • Release Date : 2014-08-29

Although Frederick Law Olmsted is best remembered as a premier landscape architect, it is The Cotton Kingdom that historians regard as an equally significant part of his legacy. In this volume, John C. Inscoe makes Olmsted’s classic work accessible to student audiences for the first time. The Introduction places

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Bloody Breathitt
  • Author : T.R.C. Hutton
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Release Date : 2013-09-20

This book uses the history of Breathitt County, Kentucky, to examine political violence in the United States and its interpretation in media and memory. Violence in Breathitt County, during and after the Civil War, usually reflected what was going on elsewhere in Kentucky and the American South. In turn, the

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Appalachians and Race
  • Author : John C. Inscoe
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Release Date : 2001-12-01

African Americans have had a profound impact on the economy, culture, and social landscape of southern Appalachia but only after a surge of study in the last two decades have their contributions been recognized by white culture. Appalachians and Race brings together 18 essays on the black experience in the mountain

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Appalachian Travels
  • Author : Olive Dame Campbell
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Release Date : 2012-09-17

In 1908 and 1909, noted social reformer and "songcatcher" Olive Dame Campbell traveled with her husband, John C. Campbell, through the Southern Highlands region of Appalachia to survey the social and economic conditions in mountain communities. Throughout the journey, Olive kept a detailed diary offering a vivid, entertaining, and personal account of

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Confederate Outlaw
  • Author : Brian D. McKnight
  • Publisher : LSU Press
  • Release Date : 2011-04-08

In the fall of 1865, the United States Army executed Confederate guerrilla Champ Ferguson for his role in murdering fifty-three loyal citizens of Kentucky and Tennessee during the Civil War. Long remembered as the most unforgiving and inglorious warrior of the Confederacy, Ferguson has often been dismissed by historians as a

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Mountains on the Market
  • Author : Randal L. Hall
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Release Date : 2012-07-20

Manufacturing in the Northeast and the Midwest pushed the United States to the forefront of industrialized nations during the early nineteenth century; the South, however, lacked the large cities and broad consumer demand that catalyzed changes in other parts of the country. Nonetheless, in contrast to older stereotypes, southerners did

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The American Historical Review
  • Author : John Franklin Jameson,Henry Eldridge Bourne,Robert Livingston Schuyler
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2009

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Writing History with Lightning
  • Author : Matthew Christopher Hulbert,John C. Inscoe
  • Publisher : LSU Press
  • Release Date : 2019-02-05

Films possess virtually unlimited power for crafting broad interpretations of American history. Nineteenth-century America has proven especially conducive to Hollywood imaginations, producing indelible images like the plight of Davy Crockett and the defenders of the Alamo, Pickett’s doomed charge at Gettysburg, the proliferation and destruction of plantation slavery in

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