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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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Early Appalachian Literature

Early Appalachian Literature

(p.1) Part I Early Appalachian Literature
Writing Appalachia
Kevin E. O’Donnell
University Press of Kentucky

The texts collected here describe late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth century Appalachia as a geographical and political frontier and include Cherokee narratives, works by pioneers and frontiersmen and Native Americans who assimilated into European culture, revealing how this borderland became a cultural, rhetorical, and mythical frontier. The selections also include Enlightenment, Euro-American views of Appalachia from men such as Thomas Jefferson and William Bartram.

Keywords:   Cherokee Narratives, Thomas Jefferson, William Bartram, James Fenimore Cooper, Elias Boudinot (Gallegina “Buck” Watie), Anne Newport Royall, The Crocket Almanac

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