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Our Appalachia An Oral History by Laurel Shackelford

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Published by University Press of Kentucky .
Written in English


  • Local history,
  • Oral History,
  • Social life and customs,
  • U.S. Local History - Old Southwest States,
  • History - U.S.,
  • History: American,
  • USA,
  • United States - State & Local - General,
  • Biography,
  • Appalachian Region, Southern

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsBill Weinberg (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages397
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8022095M
ISBN 100813101840
ISBN 109780813101842

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