Monthly Archives: June 2011

The persistent myth of ‘The State of Dade’

The second annual State of Dade Heritage Festival took place last month at the Dade County [GA] Recreational Facility and Fairgrounds without much of a hitch.  However, the Sons of Confederate Veterans, State of Dade, Camp No. 707, did not mention the festival on their 2011 events calendar, though in helping to promote the 2010 […]

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A good room cost $1.50 a night and a corner room $3

“The T. stands for Taliaferro. I was named after Booker T. Washington. My people came from Sherrill’s Fort in Catawba County, NC. I was brought up by my mother, but in 1920, came to Asheville to live with my father. I went to high school at Bennett in Greensboro, NC and two years at Livingston […]

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A Remedy for Curses: An Interview with Bloodroot Author, Amy Greene

Hannah Eason interviewed author Amy Greene about her debut novel ‘Bloodroot’ last week for the Her Circle Ezine. Reposted here with permission. The latter-day American lore surrounding mountain life is second, perhaps, only to that surrounding Voodoo’s customs and ceremonies. Two stand-out characteristics of the idyllic picture we conjure when thinking of homesteads founded upon […]

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Listen Here: Appalachian History Weekly posts today

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 the story of milk sickness, a […]

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Teacher, author, activist Helen Lewis interviewed

“The Radical Roots Project brings together the stories of some of the region’s most thoughtful and cherished voices of cultural and political resistance through audio, photography, and word,” says site founder Taylor Kirkland. The following piece is a short excerpt from Kirkland’s interview with Helen Lewis about the latter’s early days teaching Appalachian Studies in […]

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