Gone Home: Race and Roots Through Appalachia

By Karida L. Brown


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Price: $29.95 $26.96
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Published Date: September 24, 2018
Pages: 264
Dimensions: 6.5 X 0.9 X 9.3 inches | 1.2 pounds
ISBN: 9781469647036
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About the Author

Karida L. Brown is assistant professor of sociology and African American studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.


In this tale of the collective African-American search for a place to call home, Brown provides an insightful look at 20th-century American culture.--Publishers Weekly

Karida L. Brown's work continues to complicate Appalachian history by surveying the lived experiences of black residents in Harlan County, Kentucky. . . . The personal stories of black Appalachians provide useful data for seasoned researchers.--Journal of Southern History

Brown is an engaging writer . . . This book provides insight into the interconnected issues of identity formation, social and geographic mobility, and the concept of homeplace, along with the effects of quality education and the movement of civil rights. Gone Home: Race and Roots through Appalachia does all of this superbly.--Journal of Appalachian Studies

Engaging. . . . By helping to make visible a population too long neglected, Karida L. Brown is doing work that is especially important today.--American Historical Review

Like the best of such case studies, Brown's intimate portrait of African Americans' ties to a single place--much of it cast in the form of "back home" nostalgia--tells us much about their resilience and resourcefulness.--Journal of American History