This is one to check out. RB.
From Appalachian Today's Jessica Stump:
BOONE, N.C. — “Blood in the Hills: A History of Violence in Appalachia,” which is edited by Dr. Bruce E. Stewart, associate professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of History, is now available from the University Press of Kentucky in paperback format.
The volume features essays from experts in political science, history and literature that question the supposedly innate brutality of the Appalachian people, examining cases within the region from the late 18th to early 20th century.
"Blood in the Hills” was originally published by the University Press of Kentucky in November 2011 and is part of the press’ New Direction in Southern History series.
The press’s website states, “Editor Bruce E. Stewart discusses aspects of the Appalachian violence culture, examining skirmishes with the native population, conflicts resulting from the region’s rapid modernization, and violence as a function of social control. The contributors also address geographical isolation and ethnicity, kinship, gender, class, and race with the purpose of shedding light on an often-stereotyped regional past."