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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761871613
Publisher: Hamilton Books
Publication date: 12/10/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 178
Sales rank: 953,497
File size: 2 MB

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



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



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