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The word ‘Hillbilly’: Linguistic Mystery and Popular Culture Fixture

Please welcome guest author Julie Baxter. Baxter is a London based freelance writer with a passion for both history and language. She generally writes copy on behalf of a number of clients in the personal finance sector, including a credit card transfer service in the UK. Whether you embrace the word proudly or decry it […]

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Hillbilly stereotypes: picking up pine knots and going to war

Please welcome guest blogger Betty Cloer Wallace. Ms. Wallace resides in Western North Carolina and is a direct descendant of Roderick Shelton, first English settler in Madison County,NC. She teaches writing and literature at a local community college. Bill O’Reilly’s recent contemptible rant against Appalachian Americans is only the latest example of the widespread and […]

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