Appalachia: A History by John Alexander Williams
Williams, a professor at Appalachian State University in North Carolina, chronicles four and a half centuries of the region's social, political, and economic history.
The Civil War in Appalachia: Collected Essays
Each essay in this groundbreaking study examines a different aspect of the war in Appalachia, dispelling long-held myths and stereotypes.
Mountain Partisans: Guerilla Warfare in the Southern Appalachians, 1861-1865 by Sean Michael O'Brien
O'Brien documents the "civil war within the Civil War," in which many mountain Southerners-usually the poorer members of their communities-opposed the Confederacy and supported the Union.