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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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Slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction

Slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction

Chapter:
(p.45) Part II Slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction
Source:
Writing Appalachia
Author(s):
Theresa Lloyd
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813178790.003.0702

Discusses Appalachia’s African American citizens during the pre- and post-Civil War years. The presence of slavery and African Americans in the region has often been obscured by myths and incorrect assertions about the relative mildness of slavery in the mountain South. Yet, the African American community was very much a part of Appalachian culture and society, both during and after the Civil War. Their stories and the stories of Appalachian abolitionists seek to correct these myths and correctly inform of the region’s role during this tense time in American history.

Keywords:   Elihu Embree, Martin Robinson Delany, Benjamin Drew, Fannie A. Fain, Rebecca Harding Davis, Booker T. Washington

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