The United States of Appalachia

How Southern Mountaineers Brought Independence, Culture and Enlightenment to America


“Jeff Biggers’s inspiring book should be a best seller immediately. It is a ‘how-to’ book—how to assert your fundamental rights and how to speak out in the manner of the American Revolution footsloggers, whose descendants they are. Read it and your faltering hopes will rise.” --Studs Terkel

"A masterpiece of popular history...revelations abound.”—Citizens-Times, North Carolina

"A rich narrative...a respectful ode.”—St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Biggers' book educates us as to just how biased and ignorant we really are about this region and its rich legacy of cultural, political, and intellectual pioneers...full of historical insights.”—San Antonio Express-News

“Jeff Biggers opens a new window on the complex history of the region called Appalachia. He takes a hard but affectionate look at both the myths and the facts, and what he finds is by turns sobering and thrilling. Drawing on the contradictions, layers, and range of what is known as mountain culture, he shows that nothing is quite what it seems, and that to understand American history it is essential to know Appalachian history. Biggers tells his story with verve and vivid detail, a story that will at once provoke and inspire.”—Robert Morgan, author of Boone, Gap Creek

Available at: Indie Bound, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble.