Appalachians AllEast Tennesseans and the Elusive History of an American Region
Banker, Mark T.
Paper Edition, $25.95t
Paper ISBN: 1-57233-786-9
Status: In Print
Publication Date: March 2011
Description“A lively introduction to the scholarly literature of the Appalachian studies movement of the last 40 years. Highly recommended for all audiences and libraries.”
Appalachians All tells a story of East Tennessee through the history of three communities: the urban life of Knoxville, the farming and logging of Cades Cove, and the coal production of Clearfolk Valley. A native son himself, Mark Banker writes a significant regional history by combining a perceptive account of how industrialization shaped these communities with a heartfelt reflection on Appalachian identity. Banker uses elements of his own autobiography to underscore the self-perpetuating debasement of Appalachia. His histories reveal not only a richness in the East Tennessee experience, but also a profound interconnectedness. Appalachians All challenges readers to reconsider diminishing ideas and to re-imagine Appalachia through a new lens.
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