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Western North Carolina

Its Mountains and Its People to 1880

By Ora Blackmun

Western North Carolina

488 pp., 6 x 9.25, 8 color plates., 125 halftones, 4 maps, notes, bibl., index

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-4136-2
    Published: January 1977

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Distributed for Appalachian State University

Published in 1977, Western North Carolina is a narrative history of the Southern Appalachian Mountains up to 1880. Ora Blackmun depicts the stories of native Cherokee and Sequoyah people and pioneers such as William Bartram, Daniel Boone, Bishops Spangenberg and Asbury, and Zeb Vance.

About the Author

Ora Blackmun was a native of Southern Minnesota, but moved to Fayetteville, Arkansas as a teenager. Blackmun earned her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of Arkansas. She did further graduate work at the University of Chicago and at the University of Southern California. She was an associate professor in the English Department of the University of Central Arkansas at Conway. She later moved to Asheville, NC, where she taught at the University of North Carolina Asheville.
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