Dr. Bob Hutton reveals How Appalachia Became Appalachia on Monday, May 9, at 7 p.m., in the Library’s Main Gallery. This presentation is part of the Library’s Southern Appalachian Studies Series.
Hutton, a Senior Lecturer in History & American Studies at the University of Tennessee, will discuss how a unique regional culture developed in the Southern Appalachians after the Civil War.
Politics and economics have played a large role in shaping the culture of Appalachia resulting in myths and misconceptions about the inhabitants. The lecture will address the realities of the Appalachian social history.
Hutton is the author of Bloody Breathitt: Politics & Violence in the Appalachian South, the winner of the Appalachian Studies Association’s 2013 Weatherford Award for non-fiction.
Hatfield Clan, 1897, public domain via Wikimedia Commons.
Free and open to the public, the program is sponsored by the Blount County Public Library, located at 508 N. Cusick Street, Maryville. For further information about library programs or services, call the library at (865)982-0981 or visit the Web site at www.blounttn.org/197.