ESO Bibliographies: Appalachia Studies

Appalachia Studies

Significant Works in Appalachian Studies

Abramson, Rudy and Jean Haskell. Encyclopedia of Appalachia. Knoxville: U of Tennessee P, 2006.

Batteau, Allen W. The Invention of Appalachia. Tucson: U of Arizona P, 1990.

Berry, Chad, Phillip J. Obermiller, and Shaunna L. Scott. Studying Appalachian Studies: Making the Path by Walking. Champaign, IL: U of Illinois P, 2015.

Billings, Dwight B., et al. Confronting Appalachian Stereotypes: Back Talk from an American Religion. Lexington, KY: UP of Kentucky, 1998.

Billings, Dwight B. and Kathleen M. Blee. The Road to Poverty: The Making of Wealth and Hardship in Appalachia. New York: Cambridge UP, 2000.

Eller, Ronald D. Miners, Millhands, and Mountaineers: Industrialization of the Appalachian South, 1880-1930. Knoxville: U of Tennessee P, 1982.

—. Uneven Ground: Appalachia since 1945. Lexington: U of Kentucky P, 2008.

Cooper, Christopher A., H. Gibbs Knotts, and Katy L. Elders. “A Geography of Appalachian Identity.” Southeastern Geographer 51.3 (Fall 2011): 457-472.

Cunningham, Rodger. “Writing on the Cusp: Double Alterity and Minority Discourse in Appalachia.” The Future of Southern Letters. Eds. Jefferson Humphries and John Lowe. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1996. 41-53.

Drake, Richard B. A History of Appalachia. Lexington: UP of Kentucky, 2001.

Dunaway, Wilma A. The First American Frontier: Transition to Capitalism in Southern Appalachia, 1700-1860. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 1996.

—. Slavery in the American Mountain South. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge UP, 2003.

Eller, Ronald D. Uneven Ground: Appalachia Since 1945. Lexington: UP of Kentucky, 2008.

Fisher, Steve. “Claiming Appalachia and the Questions that Go With It.” Appalachian Journal 38.1 (Fall 2010): 58-61.

Gaventa, John. Power and Powerlessness: Quiescence and Rebellion in an Appalachian Valley. Champaign: U of Illinois P, 1980.

Griffin, Larry L. “Whiteness and Southern Identity in the Mountain and Lowland South.” Journal of Appalachian Studies 10.1-2 (Spring/Fall 2004): 7-37.

Locklear, Erica Abrams. Negotiating a Perilous Empowerment: Appalachian Women’s Literacies. Athens: Ohio UP, 2011.

Miller, Danny, et al. “Appalachian Literature.” A Handbook to Appalachia: An Introduction to the Region. 199-216. Knoxville, TN: U of Tennessee P, 2006.

Obermiller, Phillip J. “Thoughts on the Importance of Identifying Appalachians.” Appalachian Journal 38.1 (Fall 2010): 62-64.

Porter, Julia Damron. “Appalachians: Adrift in the Mainstream.” Theory into Practice 20.1 (Winter 1981): 13-9.

Reid, Herbert G. “Appalachia and the ‘Sacrament of Co-existence’: Beyond Post- Colonial Trauma and Regional Identity Traps.” Journal of Appalachian Studies 11.1 (2005): 164-181.

Salstrom, Paul. Appalachia’s Path to Dependency: Rethinking a Region’s Economic History, 1730-1940. Lexington: UP of Kentucky, 1994.

Satterwhite, Emily. Dear Appalachia: Readers, Identity, and Popular Fiction Since 1878. Lexington: UP of Kentucky, 2011.

—. “Objecting to Insider/Outsider Politics and the Uncritical Celebration of Appalachia.” Appalachian Journal 38.1 (2010), 68-73.

Scancarelli, Janine. “Cherokee Stories of the Supernatural.” The Life of Language. 325-339. Berlin, Germany: Mouton de Gruyter, 1998.

Smith, Barbara Ellen, et al. “Appalachian Identity: A Roundtable Discussion.” Appalachian Journal 38.1 (2010): 56-76.

Stanley, Tal. “On Appalachian Identity.” Appalachian Journal 38.4 (2011): 356-61.

Whisnant, David E. All That Is Native & Fine: The Politics of Culture in an American Region. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 1983.

—. “Appalachian Regionalism: Corollaries to Sheldon Kopp’s Eschatological Laundry List.” Appalachian Journal 38.1 (2010): 6-8.

—. Modernizing the Mountaineer: People, Power, and Planning in Appalachia. Rev. ed. Knoxville: U of Tennessee P, 1994.

Williams, John Alexander. Appalachia: A History. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 2002.

Vernon, Zackary. “Commemoration versus Commodification: Ron Rash and the Search for an Appalachian Literary Identity.” Appalachian Journal 42.1/2 (Fall 2013/Winter 2014): 104-23.

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