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Melungeons : The Last Lost Tribe In America
Product Code: P245
ISBN: 9780865548619
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $19.00
Hirschman's research indicates the earliest American settlers were of Mediterranean extraction, and of a Jewish or Muslim religious persuasion. Sometimes called “Melungeons,” these early settlers were among the earliest nonnative “Americans” to live in the Carolinas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, and West Virginia, perhaps including Daniel Boone, John Sevier, Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, and Andrew Jackson.

Mother of Rain
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P469
ISBN: 9780881464481
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $17.00
“Maizee Hurd was an easy target for hard times,” according to Burdy Luttrell, the town healer. Burdy is a Melungeon woman with striking features and mysterious ways. She owns the land the Hurds leased following their marriage on June 3, 1940. Maizee moved upriver at the age of ten after tragedy struck, and she was sent off to be raised by a childless aunt and her doctor husband. Shortly after Maizee’s ferry boat arrival in the rural mountain community of Christian Bend—carrying only a small suitcase, her mama’s Bible, and her doll Hitty—the young girl began hearing the voices that would continue to torment her.

North from the Mountains: A Folk History of the Carmel Melungeon Settlement, Highland County, Ohio
Product Code: P208
ISBN: 9780865547032
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $19.95
North from the Mountains is the first substantive study of the Carmel Melungeon settlement since 1950. Tracing their history from about 1700, this book contains extensive firsthand information to be found in no other source, and relates the Carmel population to the Melungeons and similar mixed-blood populations originating in the Mid-Atlantic coastal region.

Sleeping Above Chaos
By author: Ann Hite
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P535
ISBN: 9780881465846
Availability: In stock
Price: $17.00
Imagine the relationship triangle from “East of Eden” and set it deep in the Appalachian Mountains. Add a couple of ghosts, a good measure of dysfunction, and a whole lot of twists and turns, and you have Ann Hite’s new Black Mountain novel, SLEEPING ABOVE CHAO. Hite’s fourth novel returns to Swannanoa Gap, a small town at the foot of Black Mountain, and introduces new characters while revisiting some favorites from her previous novels. The reader will travel to a ranch in Montana, to Pearl Harbor, and to the beaches of Normandy on D-Day, while watching the cast of characters struggle through World War II, emerging into adulthoods which would weigh heavy on anyone’s shoulders. The story ends as the Civil Rights Movement ignites.

Specter Mountain
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P562
ISBN: 9780881466539
Availability: In stock
Price: $16.00
SPECTER MOUNTAIN is a book-length poetry collaboration between Jesse Graves and William Wright that imagines the spiritual and ecological life of an embattled landscape. The collection fuses two striking poetic visions into a cohesive and innovative new perspective on nature and the inevitable imprint of human interaction with wilderness. Readers will gain a sense of the permanent beauty of rivers and mountains, timeless images of the sublime, and the grandeur that reaches beyond human life and influence.

Stormy Weather & Other Stories
By author: Lisa Alther
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H851
ISBN: 9780881463866
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $24.00
Stormy Weather & Other Stories is probably as close as Lisa Alther will ever come to writing an autobiography. These stories, written over the course of her career, are set in the three places that have meant the most to her—the Southern mountains, Vermont, and New York City. Most of these stories were published in journals or anthologies, though three are previously unpublished.

Stormy Weather & Other Stories
By author: Lisa Alther
Product Code: H851e
ISBN: 9780881463668
Product Format: Electronic book text
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $12.00
Stormy Weather & Other Stories is probably as close as Lisa Alther will ever come to writing an autobiography. These stories, written over the course of her career, are set in the three places that have meant the most to her— the Southern mountains, Vermont, and New York City. Most of these stories were published in journals or anthologies, though three are previously unpublished.

Taking Up Serpents : Snake Handlers of Eastern Kentucky
By author: Kimbrough
Product Code: P226
ISBN: 9780865547988
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $19.00
In Taking Up Serpents: A History of Snake Handling Kimbrough explains the history and practice of serpent-handling believers from the perspective of a respectful and scholarly participant-observer.

The Electronic Front Porch : An Oral History of the Arrival of Modern Media in Rural Appalachia and the Melungeon Community
By author: Jacob J. Podber
Product Code: H745
ISBN: 9780881460896
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
The Electronic Front Porch examines the arrival of radio and television in Appalachia, and the Internet's role in the Melungeon community. It contributes to a variety of disciplines, including media, Appalachian, and popular culture studies, in addition to oral, Southern, and American history.

The Melungeons : The Resurrection of a Proud People : An Untold Story of Ethnic Cleansing in America
Edited by: N. Brent Kennedy   By author: Robyn Vaughan Kennedy
Product Code: P143
ISBN: 9780865545168
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $17.95
The Melungeons shares the story of a people ravaged, and nearly destroyed, by the senseless excesses of racism and genocide, a people who were, a century ad a half later, crushed beneath the violent onslaught of unbridled Anglo jingoism. Recognizing the truth of who the Melungeons were, and are, will redefine our view of the settlement of this nation, and, more to the point, of our own self-identity. It will also render incomplete and possibly obsolete much of what has been written and preserved about our Southern ethnic heritage.

The Place Setting : Timeless Tastes of the Mountain South, from Bright Hope to Frog Level: Second Serving
By author: Fred W. Sauceman
Product Code: H718
ISBN: 9780865549982
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
Popular food writer Fred Sauceman searched Southern Appalachia for the tastes that define and sustain the region's people. What he found will delight readers who join him on this journey. This second engaging collection of essays celebrates the dinners and diners of a region largely overlooked by the national food press.

The Place Setting: Timeless Tastes of the Mountain South, from Bright Hope to Frog Level
By author: Fred W. Sauceman
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H710
ISBN: 9780865549906
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $25.00
This book, the first of three volumes, chronicles a highly personal journey, with plenty of loafing stops along the way, through the hills and hollows of Southern Appalachia, in search of the tastes that define and sustain the region’s people. Join food writer Fred Sauceman as the sorghum syrup thickens in September, as the First Family of Country Music repeats the late summer ritual of making the vinegary, vegetable-packed relish called chow-chow in Virginia, and as ramps, audacious cousins to the green onion, first push through winter’s leaves on the forest floor near the Cherokee reservation in North Carolina. Learn pimento cheese techniques from octogenarian pharmacists, eat gas station pizza off a warm car hood, and revel in the simple but ingenious concoction called “Beans All the Way.”

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