Author: Florence Cope Bush


ISBN: 087049726X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 242

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Dorie's story begins with her childhood on an isolated mountain farm, where we see first-hand how her parents combined back-breaking labor with intense personal pride to produce everything their family needed--from food and clothing to tools and toys--from the land. Lumber companies began to invade the mountains, and Dorie's family took advantage of the financial opportunities offered by the lumber industry, not realizing that in giving up their lands they were also letting go of a way of life. Along with their machinery, the lumber companies brought in many young men, one of whom, Fred Cope, became Dorie's husband. After the lumber companies stripped the mountains of their timber, outsiders set the area aside as a national park, requiring Dorie, now married with a family of her own, to move outside of her beloved mountains.
Listen Here
Language: en
Pages: 712
Authors: Sandra L. Ballard, Patricia L. Hudson
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-07-24 - Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

Listen Here: Women Writing in Appalachia is a landmark anthology that brings together the work of 105 Appalachian women writers, including Dorothy Allison, Harriette Simpson Arnow, Annie Dillard, Nikki Giovanni, Denise Giardina, Barbara Kingsolver, Jayne Anne Phillips, Janice Holt Giles, George Ella Lyon, Sharyn McCrumb, and Lee Smith. Editors Sandra
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Language: en
Pages: 504
Authors: Connie Park Rice, Marie Tedesco
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-03-15 - Publisher: Ohio University Press

Scholars of southern Appalachia have largely focused their research on men, particularly white men. While there have been a few important studies of Appalachian women, no one book has offered a broad overview across time and place. With this collection, editors Connie Park Rice and Marie Tedesco redress this imbalance,
It Happened in the Great Smokies
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Michael R. Bradley
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-02-01 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

From an eighteenth-century Cherokee feast to a deadly wildfire that destroyed a town, It Happened in the Great Smokies looks at intriguing people and episodes from the history of America’s most visited national park. It Happened in the Great Smokies includes thirty-one fascinating stories about events and ten biographies of
Hiking Trails of the Great Smoky Mountains
Language: en
Pages: 510
Authors: Kenneth Wise
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-08-15 - Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

Hiking Trails of the Great Smoky Mountains is an essential guide to one of America’s most breathtaking and rugged national parks. The second edition of this compellingly readable and useful book is completely updated, giving outdoor enthusiasts the most current information they need to explore this world-renowned wilderness. Included here
Transforming the Appalachian Countryside
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Ronald L. Lewis
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000-11-09 - Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

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