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16310
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While growing up by the sea at Beaufort, Borden Mace spoke the English for which the area is noted. After a distinguished career in educational film production, Mace was lured to the helm of the Appalachian Consortium with headquarters on the campus of Appalachian State University at Boone. In his travels in Appalachia he became acquainted with the folk speech of the region, nothing that, like the speech of coastal Carolina, it possessed a Middle English flavor. Fascinated by the lore and speech ways of the Appalachia, Mace published the first recent history of Western North Carolina and a collection of mountain speech and idiom in BITS OF MOUNTAIN SPEECH.
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16465
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Williams recounts the story of moonshining in the Appalachian South beginning during the early years of administration of President George Washington.
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21348
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The Appalachian region of the United States, including the western mountains of North Carolina, has a unique dialect formed by the Scotch-Irish settlement of the region before and after the Revolutionary War. Isolated by the rugged terrain of the Appalachian region, communities still speak in a manner that has not changed much when compared to other regions of the country.
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16100
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Settlers in the western portion of the state were far removed from both their state and national government. In an effort to organize, this group created the Watauga Association in 1772. The Watauga Settlements encompassed an area in western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee and was populated primarily by Scotch-Irish and German settlers.
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35158
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Tall tales about some interesting men and women who lived in the Appalachian Mountains. Most were exaggerated stories about weird quirks, feats of strength, hunting, and religious fanatics.
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35296
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Written by a Baptist minister, “Fischer’s River Scenes and Characters” portrays the customs and social life of people in the southern mountains of North Carolina. Customs, attitudes, anecdotes, and tall tales are all included in the author’s analysis of the book.
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35447
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Romulus Linney wrote Heathen Valley in 1962 about a group of peoples residing in the North Carolina Mountains and how they responded to an overly zealous missionary. The story is filled with folk speech, myths, traditional medicine, and other folk elements to portray the characters as accurately as possible.