Reviews

Author: 
Charles D. Thompson Jr.
Reviewer: 
Bruce Stewart

Stewart on Thompson Jr., 'Spirits of Just Men: Mountaineers, Liquor Bosses, and Lawmen in the Moonshine Capital of the World'


Charles D. Thompson Jr. Spirits of Just Men: Mountaineers, Liquor Bosses, and Lawmen in the Moonshine Capital of the World. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2011. xxix + 269 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-03512-8; $23.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-07808-8.

Reviewed by Bruce Stewart
Published on H-Appalachia (May, 2013)
Commissioned by Steven Nash

Author: 
Alan Jabbour, Karen Singer Jabbour
Reviewer: 
Kelli Nelson

Nelson on Jabbour and Jabbour, 'Decoration Day in the Mountains: Traditions of Cemetery Decoration in the Southern Appalachians'


Alan Jabbour, Karen Singer Jabbour. Decoration Day in the Mountains: Traditions of Cemetery Decoration in the Southern Appalachians. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2010. Illustrations. xiii + 218 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-3397-1.

Reviewed by Kelli Nelson (East Tennessee State University)
Published on H-Appalachia (October, 2011)
Commissioned by Steven Nash

Author: 
Brian Dallas McKnight
Reviewer: 
Samuel B. McGuire

McGuire on McKnight, 'Confederate Outlaw: Champ Ferguson and the Civil War in Appalachia'


Brian Dallas McKnight. Confederate Outlaw: Champ Ferguson and the Civil War in Appalachia. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2011. 288 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8071-3769-7.

Reviewed by Samuel B. McGuire (University of Georgia)
Published on H-Appalachia (September, 2011)
Commissioned by Steven Nash

Champ Ferguson

Author: 
Ronda Lee Hicks
Reviewer: 
Lynn Salsi

Salsi on Hicks, 'Beech Mountain Man: The Memoirs of Ronda Lee Hicks'


Ronda Lee Hicks. Beech Mountain Man: The Memoirs of Ronda Lee Hicks. Edited by Thomas G. Burton. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2009. xxii + 133 pp. $32.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-57233-665-0.

Reviewed by Lynn Salsi
Published on H-Appalachia (September, 2011)
Commissioned by Steven Nash

Telling the Storyteller’s Story

Author: 
Bruce E. Stewart
Reviewer: 
Keith S. Hebert

Hebert on Stewart, 'King of the Moonshiners: Lewis R. Redmond in Fact and Fiction'


Bruce E. Stewart. King of the Moonshiners: Lewis R. Redmond in Fact and Fiction. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2008. lxi + 127 pp. $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-57233-640-7.

Reviewed by Keith S. Hebert (University of West Georgia)
Published on H-Appalachia (June, 2011)
Commissioned by Steven Nash

Author: 
Katrina M. Powell, ed
Reviewer: 
Drew A. Swanson

Swanson on Powell, '"Answer at Once": Letters of Mountain Families in Shenandoah National Park, 1934-1938'


Katrina M. Powell, ed. "Answer at Once": Letters of Mountain Families in Shenandoah National Park, 1934-1938. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2009. xx + 174 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8139-2853-1.

Reviewed by Drew A. Swanson (University of Georgia)
Published on H-Appalachia (June, 2010)
Commissioned by Steven Nash

Author: 
Tom Lee
Reviewer: 
Meredith Bocian

Bocian on Lee, 'The Tennessee-Virginia Tri-Cities: Urbanization in Appalachia, 1900-1950'


Tom Lee. The Tennessee-Virginia Tri-Cities: Urbanization in Appalachia, 1900-1950. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2005. 480 pp. $42.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-57233-334-5.

Reviewed by Meredith Bocian
Published on H-Appalachia (March, 2009)
Commissioned by Brian D. McKnight

Author: 
Ronald D. Eller
Reviewer: 
Kevin Barksdale

Barksdale on Eller, 'Uneven Ground: Appalachia since 1945'


Ronald D. Eller. Uneven Ground: Appalachia since 1945. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2008. 376 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8131-2523-7.

Reviewed by Kevin Barksdale
Published on H-Appalachia (March, 2009)
Commissioned by Brian D. McKnight

Failed Policies, Flawed Theories, and the Tragedy of Postwar Appalachia

Author: 
William Faricy Condee
Reviewer: 
Julie Yates

Yates on Condee, 'Coal and Culture: Opera Houses in Appalachia'


William Faricy Condee. Coal and Culture: Opera Houses in Appalachia. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2004. 224 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8214-1588-7.

Reviewed by Julie Yates
Published on H-Appalachia (November, 2008)
Commissioned by Brian D. McKnight

Where Is the Opera?

Author: 
Richard A. Straw, H. Tyler Blethen, eds.
Reviewer: 
Robert Weise

Weise on Straw and Blethen, 'High Mountains Rising: Appalachia in Time and Place'


Richard A. Straw, H. Tyler Blethen, eds. High Mountains Rising: Appalachia in Time and Place. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2004. vii + 240 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-02916-5; $20.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-07176-8.

Reviewed by Robert Weise (Department of History, Eastern Kentucky University)
Published on H-Appalachia (December, 2007)

Author: 
John Alexander Williams
Reviewer: 
Tom Costa

Costa on Williams, 'Appalachia: A History'


John Alexander Williams. Appalachia: A History. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2002. xviii + 473 pp. $22.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8078-5368-9; $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-2699-7.

Reviewed by Tom Costa (Department of History and Philosophy, The University of Virginia's College at Wise)
Published on H-Appalachia (November, 2007)

Author: 
Wilma A. Dunaway
Reviewer: 
James S. Humphreys

Humphreys on Dunaway, 'Slavery in the American Mountain South'


Wilma A. Dunaway. Slavery in the American Mountain South. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003. xi + 352 pp. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-81275-7; $30.99 (paper), ISBN 978-0-521-01215-7.

Reviewed by James S. Humphreys (Lambuth University)
Published on H-Appalachia (August, 2006)

Author: 
Richard D. Sears
Reviewer: 
Brian D. McKnight

McKnight on Sears, 'Camp Nelson, Kentucky: A Civil War History'


Richard D. Sears. Camp Nelson, Kentucky: A Civil War History. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2002. lxxxiii + 401 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8131-2246-5.

Reviewed by Brian D. McKnight (Department of History and Philosophy, The University of Virginia's College at Wise)
Published on H-Appalachia (February, 2004)

Author: 
Kenneth W. Noe
Reviewer: 
John E. Stealey

Stealey on Noe, 'Perryville: This Grand Havoc of Battle'


Kenneth W. Noe. Perryville: This Grand Havoc of Battle. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2001. xxiv + 494 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8131-2209-0.

Reviewed by John E. Stealey (Department of History, Shepherd College)
Published on H-Appalachia (June, 2003)

The Battle for the Border

The Battle for the Border

Author: 
Pem Davidson Buck
Reviewer: 
Penny Messinger

Messinger on Buck, 'Worked to the Bone: Race, Class, Power, & Privilege in Kentucky'


Pem Davidson Buck. Worked to the Bone: Race, Class, Power, & Privilege in Kentucky. New York: Monthly Review Press, 2001. Viii + 279 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-58367-047-7.

Reviewed by Penny Messinger (St. Bonaventure University)
Published on H-Appalachia (August, 2002)

Whiteness Study Plumbs Kentucky

Whiteness Study Plumbs Kentucky

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