Published in 2001 midway through the virtual drought of overviews of Black Appalachia between the release of Blacks in Appalachia by Wlliam Turner and Ed Cabbell in 1985 and the present renaissance in Black Appalachian scholarship, this collection of essays helped keep interest in the subject alive. These 18 essays are uniformly well researched, written, and pertinent. "To read this book is to see the Southern mountains in a new way, as a place shared by white people and black people. This collection, with a fine introduction and first-rate essays, shows us a history of Appalachia that is sobering, heartening, and surprising." Edward L. Ayers. The editor, John C. Inscoe, is a history professor at the University of Georgia.
Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 2001. 330 pages with photos, a map, illustrations, an Index, and each essay has its own footnotes. Hardback in dust jacket.