Appalachian Whiteness

Appalachian Whiteness: A History that Never Existed

Writing about Southern Appalachia slightly more than a century ago, travel writer Horace Kephart called “[o]ur highlanders…the most homogenous people in the United States.” “The mountains proper,” he added, “are free not only from foreigners but from negroes as well.” By the time Kephart wrote those words, the idea of […]

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