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The Resource Blood in the hills : a history of violence in Appalachia, edited by Bruce E. Stewart

Blood in the hills : a history of violence in Appalachia, edited by Bruce E. Stewart

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Blood in the hills : a history of violence in Appalachia
Title
Blood in the hills
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a history of violence in Appalachia
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edited by Bruce E. Stewart
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Language
eng
Summary
"To many antebellum Americans, Appalachia was a frightening wilderness of lawlessness, peril, robbers, and hidden dangers. The extensive media coverage of horse stealing and scalping raids profiled the region's residents as intrinsically violent. After the Civil War, this characterization continued to permeate perceptions of the area and news of the conflict between the Hatfields and the McCoys, as well as the bloodshed associated with the coal labor strikes, cemented Appalachia's violent reputation. Blood in the Hills: A History of Violence in Appalachia provides an in-depth historical analysis of hostility in the region from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century. Editor Bruce E. Stewart discusses aspects of the Appalachian violence culture, examining skirmishes with the native population, conflicts resulting from the region's rapid modernization, and violence as a function of social control. The contributors also address geographical isolation and ethnicity, kinship, gender, class, and race with the purpose of shedding light on an often-stereotyped regional past. Blood in the Hills does not attempt to apologize for the region but uses detailed research and analysis to explain it, delving into the social and political factors that have defined Appalachia throughout its violent history."--Provided by publisher
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non fiction
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New directions in southern history
Blood in the hills : a history of violence in Appalachia, edited by Bruce E. Stewart
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Blood in the hills : a history of violence in Appalachia, edited by Bruce E. Stewart
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt2jcv2d
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
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Contents
Introduction / Bruce E. Stewart -- Violence, statecraft, and statehood in the early republic : the state of Franklin, 1784-1788 / Kevin T. Barksdale -- "Devoted to hardships, danger, and devastation" : the landscape of Indian and white violence in Wyoming Valley, Pennsylvania, 1753-1800 / Kathryn Shively Meier -- "Our mad young men" : authority and violence in Cherokee country / Tyler Boulware -- The "ferocious character" of antebellum Georgia's gold country : frontier lawlessness and violence in fact and fiction / John C. Inscoe -- "A possession, or an absence of ears" : the shape of violence in travel narratives about the mountain South, 1779-1835 / Katherine E. Ledford -- Violence against slaves as a catalyst in changing attitudes toward slavery : an 1857 case study in east Tennessee / Durwood Dunn -- "These big-boned, semi-barbarian people" : moonshining and the myth of violent Appalachia, 1870-1900 / Bruce E. Stewart -- "Deep in the shades of ill-starred Georgia's wood" : the murder of Elder Joseph Standing in late-nineteenth-century Appalachian Georgia / Mary Ella Engel -- Race and violence in urbanizing Appalachia : the Roanoke riot of 1893 / Rand Dotson -- Assassins and feudists : politics and death in the Bluegrass and mountains of Kentucky / T.R.C. Hutton -- "A hard-bitten lot" : nonstrike violence in the early southern West Virginia smokeless coalfields, 1880-1910 / Paul H. Rakes and Kenneth R. Bailey -- "The largest manhunt in western North Carolina's history" : the story of Broadus Miller / Kevin W. Young -- The murder of Thomas Price : image, identity, and violence in western North Carolina / Richard D. Starnes
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1 online resource (x, 412 pages)
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online
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9780813134314
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rdamedia
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illustrations.
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