The Appalachian Frontier America's First Surge Westward

John Anthony Caruso Introduction by John C. Inscoe Maps by Francis J. Mitchell

John Anthony Caruso’s The Appalachian Frontier, first published in 1959, captures the drama and sweep of a nation at the beginning of its westward expansion. Bringing to life the region’s history from its earliest seventeenth-century scouting parties to the admission of Tennessee to the Union in 1796, Caruso describes the exchange of ideas, values, and cultural traits that marked Appalachia as a unique frontier. Caruso combines social, political, and economic history into a comprehensive overview of the early mountain South. 408 pages.

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