Tag Archives: Jeff Biggers

Acclaimed 4-part PBS Series Premieres on Why Appalachian Mountains Matter

Please welcome guest blogger Jeff Biggers, author of ‘The United States of Appalachia:’ As the nation was pulling itself out of another Depression, legendary novelist Thomas Wolfe returned to his home in the Appalachian mountains in the 1930s, and so stunned by the plunder of his native forests, he asked America “to hear again,” and […]


US of Appalachia in paperback

The United States of Appalachia is now in paperback! “Biggers has fashioned a masterpiece of popular history.”–Citizen-Times, North Carolina “Jeff Biggers opens a new window on the complex history of the region called Appalachia. He takes a hard but affectionate look at both the myths and the facts, and what he finds is by turns […]

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