Your Waterstones card is changing, introducing...
TELL ME MORE
Appalachia: A History (Hardback)
  • Appalachia: A History (Hardback)
zoom

Appalachia: A History (Hardback)

(author)
£66.95
Hardback Published: 30/04/2002
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
Interweaving social, political, environmental, economic, and popular history, John Alexander Williams chronicles four and a half centuries of the Appalachian past, Along the way, he explores Appalachia's long-contested boundaries and the numerous, often contradictory images that have shaped perceptions of the region as both the essence of America and a place apart. Williams begins his story in the colonial era and describes the half-century of bloody warfare as migrants from Europe and their American-born offspring fought and eventually displaced Appalachia's Native American inhabitants. He depicts the evolution of a backwoods farm-and-forest society, its divided and unhappy fate during the Civil War, and the emergence of a new industrial order as railroads, towns, and extractive industries penetrated deeper and deeper into the mountains. Finally, he considers Appalachia's fate in the twentieth century, when it became the first American region to suffer widespread deindustrialization, and examines the partial renewal created by federal intervention and a small but significant wave of in-migration. Throughout the book, a wide range of Appalachian voices enlivens the analysis and reminds us of the importance of storytelling in the ways the people of Appalachia define themselves and their region.

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807826997
Weight: 785 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 35 mm

You may also be interested in...

The American Civil War
Added to basket
DK
£16.99
Paperback
The Penguin History Of Latin America
Added to basket
Friday Night Lights
Added to basket
Empire of the Summer Moon
Added to basket
Battle Cry of Freedom
Added to basket
Not In Your Lifetime
Added to basket
Fort William Henry 1755-57
Added to basket
Phoenix Squadron
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Last Days Of The Incas
Added to basket
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
Added to basket
The Federalist Papers
Added to basket
The Battle for the Falklands
Added to basket
John F. Kennedy
Added to basket
£19.99
Paperback
The Challenge
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The American Civil War
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.