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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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Wilma Dykeman

Wilma Dykeman

1920–2006

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(p.285) Wilma Dykeman
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Writing Appalachia
Author(s):
Katherine Ledford, Theresa Lloyd
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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813178790.003.0041

As a journalist, historian, essayist, novelist, and short story writer in the mid-twentieth century, Wilma Dykeman was in the vanguard of the new Appalachian studies movement. Dykeman was born in Asheville, North Carolina, where her mother’s family had lived for generations. After graduating from Northwestern University in 1940, she married James Stokely Jr., a poet and son of an East Tennessee canning company magnate, with whom she reported on the civil rights movement in the 1950s....

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