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Dear Appalachia

Readers, Identity, and Popular Fiction Since 1878

Emily Satterwhite


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Much criticism has been directed at negative stereotypes of Appalachia perpetuated by movies, television shows, and news media. Books, on the other hand, often draw enthusiastic praise for their celebration of the simplicity and authenticity of the Appalachian region. Dear Appalachia: Readers, Identity, and Popular Fiction since 1878 employs the innovative new strategy of examining fan mail, reviews, and readers' geographic affiliations to understand how readers have imagined the region and wha.

University Press of Kentucky, 9780813161105, 396pp.

Publication Date: March 13, 2015

About the Author

Emily Satterwhite, associate professor of Appalachian studies and popular culture at Virginia Tech, has published in American Literature, Journal of American Folklore, and Appalachian Journal.