Posts Tagged ‘appalachian sterotypes’

“At precisely the same moment that Southern Appalachia was being irrevocably altered by widespread industrialization and immigration, social reformers and travel writers insisted on depicting the region as a remote outpost inhabited only by rawboned and coon-capped Anglo-Saxon Celtic (today’s Scotch-Irish) mountaineers. “Harding Davis published a short story in 1875 in Lippincott’s Magazine that excoriated […]

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