The Land of Saddle-bags
A Study of the Mountain People of Appalachia
Originally published in 1924, it was advertised as a "racy book, full of the thrill of mountain adventure and the delicious humor of vigorously human people." James Watt Raine provides eyewitness accounts of mountain speech and folksinging, education, religion, community, politics, and farming. In a conscious effort to dispel the negative stereotype of the drunken, slothful, gun-toting hillbilly prone to violence, Raine presents positive examples from his own experiences among the region's native inhabitants.
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"Will enable modern readers to experience how early-twentieth-century writers viewed the Appalachian region and its people. The foreword, penned by Dwight Billings, is especially outstanding as a modern critique of the work."—Register of the Kentucky Historical Society
"First published in 1924, The Land of the Saddle-Bags provides a unique and timeless study of Appalachia and its people."—The Bourbon Times
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