HIS248 Course Information

Title:Appalachian Culture and Social History
Description: This course examines the cultural and social history of Southern Appalachia from Native American settlement to the present era. As social history, the course uncovers the economic, political, community and family-based relationships through which people of the region organized their lives. Particular attention will be paid to Native American-European-African encounters, the Civil War, industrialization, migration, and the political response to rural poverty in the 20th century. As cultural history, the course explores the multiple means through which the people of Southern Appalachia expressed their aspirations, fears, demands and reflections. This includes music, novels, the oral tradition, political discourse, religion, and material culture.
Prerequisites: n/a