26 June 2009
What I'm Reading
"Beyond its mythology in the American imagination, Appalachia has long been a vanguard region in the United States-—a cradle of U.S. freedom and independence, and a hot bed for literature and music. Some of the most quintessential and daring American innovations, rebellions, and social movements have emerged from an area often stereotyped as a quaint backwater. In the process, immigrants from the Appalachian diaspora have become some of our nation's most famous leaders."
I just received this book today and am looking forward to begin reading it this weekend. Several months ago, I began writing a lengthy post about the dominance of Southern culture in America. I hope to post that soon.