Thursday, May 17, 2007

Rural Life and Culture in the Upper Cumberland

The Upper Cumberland region of Kentucky and Tennessee, often regarded as isolated and out of step with the rest of the country, has a far richer history and culture than has been documented. The contributors to Rural Life and Culture in the Upper Cumberland discuss an extensive array of subjects, including popular music, movies, architecture, folklore, religion, and literature. Seventeen original essays by prominent scholars such as Lynwood Montell, Charles Wolfe, Allison Ensor, and Jeannette Keith uncover fascinating stories and personalities as they explore topics including wartime hero Alvin C. York, Socialist Party Tennessee gubernatorial candidate Kate Brockfrod Stockton and even a thriving nudist colony, the Timberline Lodge.
By Michael E. Birdwell and W. Calvin Dickinson
Published 2004 University Press of Kentucky 368 pages ISBN 0813123097

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