In Search of Appalachia

In Search of Appalachia

by Nancy Brown Diggs


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After writing extensively about different cultures, Nancy Brown Diggs chose to focus on one closer to her own, the Appalachian, and was surprised to learn that it is her own-and quite different from the image conveyed by the media. Rich in anecdotes and interviews that bring her research to life, this book offers a study of Appalachians today and explores what they are truly like, and why, concluding that is a culture to be celebrated, not denigrated.

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ISBN-13: 9780761871606
Publisher: Hamilton Books
Publication date: 12/10/2019
Pages: 210
Sales rank: 661,511
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Nancy Brown Diggs is an independent scholar whose long interest in different cultures is reflected by her doctorate in East Asian studies and by the books she has authored.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter 1: The Backstory: Getting Here, Why They Left, and What They Found Chapter 2: The Industrial Age: Coal Camps and Exploitation Chapter 3: Faith of Our Father: Religion Evolves Chapter 4: Westward , with Music: From Ballads to Bakersfield Chapter 5: The Twentieth Century: King Coal, Exiles, and the Greatest Generation Chapter 6: Values: For Better or Worse Chapter 7: Strangers in a Strange Land: Leaving Home, Speaking Appalachian Chapter 8: Addiction: The Scourge of Appalachia Chapter 9: Slaying the Monster Chapter 10: Looking Ahead: The King is Dead ... Observations by Jo Carson References Index About the Author

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