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Gone Home: Race and Roots through Appalachia

Karida L. Brown


Since the 2016 presidential election, Americans have witnessed countless stories about Appalachia: its changing political leanings, its opioid crisis, its increasing joblessness, and its declining population. These stories, however, largely ignore black Appalachian lives. Karida L. Brown’s Gone Home offers a much-needed corrective to the current whitewashing of Appalachia. In telling the stories of African Americans living and working in Appalachian coal towns, Brown offers a sweeping look at race, identity, changes in politics and policy, and black migration in the region and beyond. Drawn fr ... More

Keywords: Appalachia, whitewashing, race, collective identity, black migration, coal towns

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781469647036
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469647036.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Karida L. Brown, author
University of California, Los Angele