By 1937, when “Drug Czar” Harry Anslinger, then Commissioner of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, introduced the Marihuana [sic] Tax Act to Congress, lurid testimonies were being introduced that cannabis caused “murder, insanity and death.” And just the year before, the film now known as cult classic Reefer Madness was financed by a church group [...]comments
Stories, quotes and anecdotes.
Monthly Archives: February 2011
We post a new episode of Appalachian History weekly podcast every Sunday. You can start listening right away by clicking the podcast icon over on the right side of your screen. If you’d rather grab the show off itunes for later listening, click here: We open today’s show with a 1925 editorial in Lincoln Memorial [...]comments
“Stories of the feud-ridden, ignorance-shrouded people of the mountains of Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia have been published far and near and throughout the land the common belief is that every cove harbors a moonshine still, and every home has its feuds. We are taught that the gruff mountaineer has a stern, cold heart; that he [...]comments
Please welcome guest author Carol Wald. The following post ran on Wald’s blog Photographicus Baltimorensis on February 21. “This blog is a product of my preoccupation with Baltimore’s many early professional photographers and the thousands of portraits they took of Baltimoreans between the 1860s and the early 1920s,” Wald tells us. It’s battered, worn, chipped [...]comments
Please welcome guest author J. Mark Lowe. Lowe is a full-time genealogist, author, and educator who researches primarily in original records and manuscripts throughout the South. His weekly local history article appears in the Robertson County [TN] Times. He is a Past-President of the Association of Professional Genealogists and is a Fellow of the Utah [...]comments