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Writing AppalachiaAn Anthology$
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Katherine Ledford and Theresa Lloyd

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780813178790

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813178790.001.0001

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Jesse Stuart

Jesse Stuart

1906–1984

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(p.232) Jesse Stuart
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Writing Appalachia
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Katherine Ledford, Theresa Lloyd
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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813178790.003.0033

Jesse Stuart was born in northeastern Kentucky’s Greenup County. His parents, hard-working tenant farmers, instilled in him and his four siblings a drive for education, a poignant emphasis given his father’s illiteracy and his mother’s second-grade education. Stuart graduated from Lincoln Memorial University with a BA in 1929, making friends while there with Don West and James Still. At Vanderbilt University, where he attended graduate school in 1931–1932, Stuart studied with influential southern writers and critics such as Donald Davidson, who also taught Appalachian authors Mildred Haun and Jim Wayne Miller. After graduate school, Stuart returned to Greenup to work as an educator and author....

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