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Reconstructing AppalachiaThe Civil War's Aftermath$
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Andrew L. Slap and Andrew L. Slap

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780813125817

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813125817.001.0001

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The Lost Cause that wasn’t

The Lost Cause that wasn’t

East Tennessee and the Myth of Unionist Appalachia

(p.293) Chapter 11 The Lost Cause that wasn’t
Reconstructing Appalachia

Tom Lee

University Press of Kentucky

Frost's acceptance of a monolithic Unionism in Appalachia was central to his vision of Appalachia as a discrete region inhabited by “contemporary ancestors.” The question of where and how the myth of Unionist Appalachia originated remains important. Decades before the secession struggles of 1861, political and economic disputes with the other sections of Tennessee produced among East Tennesseans a distinctive sectional identity built around a mythologized historical narrative of heroism and victimization that East Tennesseans themselves fostered and which persisted through the Civil War and into the twentieth century.

Keywords:   unionism, ancestors, secession, heroism, victimization

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