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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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Harry Caudill

Harry Caudill


(p.423) Harry Caudill
Writing Appalachia
Katherine Ledford, Theresa Lloyd
University Press of Kentucky

Harry Caudill’s Night Comes to the Cumberlands: A Biography of a Depressed Area (1963) is arguably the most famous book ever written about Appalachia. Caudill was born in a hollow near Whitesburg, Kentucky; his father, active in local politics, was a farmer and a coal miner. Although his family did not suffer from Depression-era poverty, young Caudill was deeply affected by the hardship that he witnessed in coal towns and by the environmental toll that clear-cutting and coal mining took on the landscape. Caudill served in the military during World War II, earned a law degree from the University of Kentucky, and opened a law practice in Whitesburg, Kentucky....

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