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Cades Cove: The Life and Death of a Southern Appalachian Community, 1818-1937

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Drawing on a rich trove of documents never before available to scholars, Dunn (history, Tenn. Wesleyan College) sketches the early pioneers, their daily lives, their beliefs, and their struggles to survive and prosper in this isolated mountain community, now within the confines of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Cloth edition (0-57049-554-2) not seen by UPBN.
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Cades Cove

The Life and Death of a Southern Appalachian Community, 1818-1937

Durwood Dunn

Winner of the Thomas Wolfe Literary Award!

Drawing on a rich trove of documents never before available to scholars, the author sketches the early pioneers, their daily lives, their beliefs, and their struggles to survive and prosper in this isolated mountain community, now within the confines of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

In moving detail this book brings to life an isolated mountain community, its struggle to survive, and the tragedy of its demise.

"Professor Dunn provides us with a model historical investigation of a southern mountain community.  His findings on commercial farming, family, religion, and politics will challenge many standard interpretations of the Appalachian past."

--Gordon B. McKinney, Western Carolina University.  

 "This is a fine book. . . . It is mostly about community and interrelationships, and thus it refutes much of the literature that presents Southern Mountaineers as individualistic, irreligious, violent, and unlawful."

—Loyal Jones, Appalachian Heritage.  

"Dunn . . . has written one of the best books ever produced about the Southern mountains."

—Virginia Quarterly Review.  

"This study offers the first detailed analysis of a remote southern Appalachian community in the nineteenth century.  It should lay to rest older images of the region as isolated and static, but it raises new questions about the nature of that premodern community."

—Ronald D Eller, American Historical Review

Not only is his book a worthy addition to the growing body of work recognizing the complexities of southern mountain society; it is also a lively testament to the value of local history and the variety of levels at which it can provide significant enlightenment."

—John C. Inscoe,LOCUS

About the Author

 Durwood Dunn is professor of history and political science at Tennessee Wesleyan College.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780870495595
Author:
Dunn, Durwood
Publisher:
University of Tennessee Press
Author:
Dunn, Durwood
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Southern states
Subject:
Community life
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Community life -- Appalachian Region, Southern.
Subject:
Cades Cove (Tenn.) History.
Subject:
Americana-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1
Publication Date:
19880831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.08x6.11x.97 in. 1.23 lbs.

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Cades Cove

The Life and Death of a Southern Appalachian Community, 1818-1937

Durwood Dunn

Winner of the Thomas Wolfe Literary Award!

Drawing on a rich trove of documents never before available to scholars, the author sketches the early pioneers, their daily lives, their beliefs, and their struggles to survive and prosper in this isolated mountain community, now within the confines of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

In moving detail this book brings to life an isolated mountain community, its struggle to survive, and the tragedy of its demise.

"Professor Dunn provides us with a model historical investigation of a southern mountain community.  His findings on commercial farming, family, religion, and politics will challenge many standard interpretations of the Appalachian past."

--Gordon B. McKinney, Western Carolina University.  

 "This is a fine book. . . . It is mostly about community and interrelationships, and thus it refutes much of the literature that presents Southern Mountaineers as individualistic, irreligious, violent, and unlawful."

—Loyal Jones, Appalachian Heritage.  

"Dunn . . . has written one of the best books ever produced about the Southern mountains."

—Virginia Quarterly Review.  

"This study offers the first detailed analysis of a remote southern Appalachian community in the nineteenth century.  It should lay to rest older images of the region as isolated and static, but it raises new questions about the nature of that premodern community."

—Ronald D Eller, American Historical Review

Not only is his book a worthy addition to the growing body of work recognizing the complexities of southern mountain society; it is also a lively testament to the value of local history and the variety of levels at which it can provide significant enlightenment."

—John C. Inscoe,LOCUS

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