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Settlement Schools of Appalachia

Suggested Readings


General Works on Appalachian History

Ison, Florence Castle. Caney Girl. New York: Vantage Press, Inc., 1994.

Eller, Ronald D. Miners, Millhands and Mountaineers: The Modernization of the Appalachian South, 1880-1930. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1981.

Shapiro, Henry D. Appalachia on Our Mind: The Southern Mountains and Mountaineers in the American Consciousness, 1870-1920. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1978.

Slone, Verna Mae. What My Heart Wants To Tell. Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 1979.

—Rennie’s Way. Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 1994.

Whisnant, David. All That Is Native and Fine: The Politics of Culture in an American Region. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1983.

Miles, Emma Bell. The Spirit of the Mountains. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1975.

Wolfe, Margaret Ripley. Daughters of Canaan: A Saga of Southern Women. Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 1995.


Specific Works Relating to Settlement Schools in Appalachia

Cobb, Anne. Kinfolks: Kentucky Mountain Rhymes. 1922.

England, Rhonda. Voices from the History of Teaching: Katherine Pettit, May Stone and Elizabeth Watts at Hindman Settlement School 1899-1956. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Kentucky.

Forderhase, Nancy. “The Clear Call of Thoroughbred Women: The Kentucky Federation of Women’s Clubs and the Crusade for Education Reform, 1903-1909.” The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society. Frankfort, KY, 1985.

—“Eve Returns to the Garden.” The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society. Frankfort, KY, 1987.

Furman, Lucy. The Quare Women. 1932.

Green, James S. III. Progressives in the Kentucky Mountains: The Formative Years of the Pine Mountain Settlement School, 1913-1930. Ph.D. Dissertation. Ohio State University, 1982.

Ritchie, Jean. Singing Family of the Cumberlands. New York: Oxford University Press, 1955.

Rogers, Mary (foreword). The Pine Mountain Story, 1913-1980. Viper, KY: Graphic Arts Press, 1980.

Searles, David P. A College for Appalachia: Alice Lloyd on Caney Creek. Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 1995.


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