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By Olive Dame Campbell,Elizabeth M. Williams

In 1908 and 1909, famous social reformer and "songcatcher" Olive Dame Campbell traveled along with her husband, John C. Campbell, in the course of the Southern Highlands sector of Appalachia to survey the social and monetary stipulations in mountain groups. in the course of the trip, Olive saved an in depth diary delivering a bright, enjoyable, and private account of the locations the couple visited, the folk they met, and the mountain cultures they encountered.

Although John C. Campbell's booklet, The Southern Highlander and His Homeland, is stated via approximately each student writing in regards to the zone, little has been released concerning the Campbells themselves and their position within the sociological, academic, and cultural heritage of Appalachia. during this serious variation, Elizabeth McCutchen Williams makes Olive's diary broadly obtainable to students and scholars for the 1st time. Appalachian Travels simply deals a useful account of mountain society on the flip of the 20 th century.

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