9-Appalachian History-Post Civil War to 20th Century

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HUMANITIES 1704 Introduction to Appalachian Studies Dr. Stevan R. Jackson
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From 1830 to 1850, the decline of the cotton and  tobacco industry sent people from the Deep  South to the northwest and the southwest.  They often traveled through the Appalachian  region.  These people often saw what they liked and  settled in the region permanently.  Appalachian History-Post Civil War to 20 th  Century
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Around this same time roads in other areas of the  US improved while roads in Appalachia  worsened, thus heightening a feeling of  isolation.  This feeling of isolation becomes a hallmark of  the region that eventually strengthens into a  stereotype. Appalachian History-Post Civil War to 20 th  Century
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There were no major migration patterns into  Appalachian after 1850 as had brought the  original settlers into Appalachia. Remember, the Irish potato famine migration did  not send people to Appalachia.  Appalachian History-Post Civil War to 20 th  Century
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The stage is set for our journey after the horrific  event known as the American Civil War that we  discussed in our last set of slides.  The war left lasting scars that are still seen in  Appalachia today.          Appalachian History-Post Civil War to 20 th  Century
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Appalachian History-Post Civil War to 20 th  Century Until the era of industrialization, Appalachia was a  region of small, open-country communities, or  scattered settlements, concentrated in valleys,  mountain coves and hollows. 
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Appalachian History-Post Civil War to 20 th  Century Each community of farmsteads was relatively  self-sufficient socially and economically. 
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Appalachian History-Post Civil War to 20 th  Century What held these scattered farms together and  held the dispersed settlements together in a  very strong sense of community was a shared  sense of identity, common ideas and values,  as well as shared work and church.  
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Appalachian History-Post Civil War to 20th Century For most of the first two-thirds of the 19th century  (1800s) the Appalachian Mountains were no  more isolated than other rural open country  areas of the nation. All were quite isolated at  that time period. 
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Appalachian History-Post Civil War to 20th Century Marriage records, trade routes, and market  reports indicate that mountain people,  especially men, had access to and contact with  many areas outside the mountains, in spite of  what has been commonly thought.
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Appalachian History-Post Civil War to 20th Century Family histories also point to the fact that many  people moved around a great deal within and  to and from Appalachia. 
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Appalachian History-Post Civil War to 20th Century The fact that the Appalachian people often chose 
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