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The Political Career of W. Kerr Scott: The Squire from Haw River

by Julian Pleasants

When W. Kerr Scott (1896–1958) began his campaign for the North Carolina gubernatorial seat in 1948, his opponents derided his candidacy as a farce.

Moonshiners and Prohibitionists: The Battle over Alcohol in Southern Appalachia

by Bruce E. Stewart

Homemade liquor has played a prominent role in the Appalachian economy for nearly two centuries.

Blood in the Hills: A History of Violence in Appalachia

edited by Bruce E. Stewart with contributions byBruce E. Stewart, Kevin T. Barksdale, Kathryn Shively Meier, Tyler Boulware, John C. Inscoe, Katherine Ledford, Durwood Dunn, Bruce E. Stewart, Mary E. Engel, Rand Dotson, T.R.C. Hutton, Paul H. Rakes, Kevin Young, Richard D. Starnes, and Kenneth R. Bailey

To many antebellum Americans, Appalachia was a frightening wilderness of lawlessness, peril, robbers, and hidden dangers.

Raising Racists: The Socialization of White Children in the Jim Crow South

by Kristina DuRocher

White southerners recognized that the perpetuation of segregation required whites of all ages to uphold a strict social order—especially the young members of the next generation.

Rethinking the Civil War Era: Directions for Research

by Paul D. Escott

Arguably, no event since the American Revolution has had a greater impact on US history than the Civil War.