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Katherine Vande Brake

Katherine Vande Brake is professor of English and Technical Communication at King College in Bristol, Tennessee..

Books by Katherine Vande Brake

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How They Shine : Melungeon Characters in the Fiction of Appalachia
By author: Katherine Vande Brake
Product Code: P324
ISBN: 9780865549838
Product Format: Paperback
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How They Shine is the first book of its kind-a book about books with Melungeon characters. Its clear, readable presentation invites scholarly attention from a variety of disciplines, lay readers, residents of Appalachia, and readers who love good books that ask an interesting question: "Why would someone choose to write about Melungeons?"
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Through the Back Door: Melungeon Literacies and Twenty-First Century Technologies
By author: Katherine Vande Brake
Product Code: P387
ISBN: 9780881461503
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Just a century ago, while specialized practices such as farming, preserving food, hunting, gathering, and distilling ensured survival in the unforgiving mountain environment, most Melungeons could neither read nor write and refused to see those skills as part of a cultural imperative. In the twenty-first century, taking reading and writing for granted, Melungeon descendants are exploring their ethnic identity by creating websites and participating in listserv discussions.