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Anglin, Mary K. 1995. “Lives on the Margin: Rediscovering the Women of Antebellum Western North Carolina.” In Appalachia in the Making: The Mountain South in the Nineteenth Century, ed. M. Pudup, D. Billings, and A. Waller, 185-209. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.
Anglin, Mary K. 1998. “Looking Beyond the Factory: Regional Culture and Practices of Dissent” [N.C.; women; Moth Hill Mica Co.]. In More Than Class: Studying Power in U.S. Workplaces, ed. A. Kingsolver, 53-72. Albany: State University of New York Press.
Anglin, Mary K. 2002. Women, Power, and Dissent in the Hills of Carolina [N.C.; mica plant; women, labor, and resistance]. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. 168 pp.
Anglin, Mary. 2000. “Toward a Workable Past: Dangerous Memories and Feminist Perspectives.” Journal of Appalachian Studies 6 no. 1-2 (Spring/Fall): 71-99.
Ansley, Fran, and Susan Williams. 1999. “Southern Women and Southern Borders on the Move: Tennessee Workers Explore the New International Division of Labor” [U.S.-Mexico exchanges]. In Neither Separate Nor Equal: Women, Race, and Class in the South, ed. B. Smith, 207-244. Women in the Political Economy series. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
Appelt, Kathi, and Jeanne Cannella Schmitzer. 2001. Down Cut Shin Creek: The Packhorse Librarians of Kentucky [Depression-era; juvenile literature]. New York: HarperCollins. 58 pp.
Baldwin, Fred D. 1999. “Sarah’s Place: Transforming Lives” [Sarah’s Place Women’s Resource Center, Elliott Co., Ky.]. Appalachia: Journal of the Appalachian Regional Commission 32 (January-April): 30-35.
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Barnett, Janice Willis. 2012. “Coming Full Circle: Jennie Moore’s Work at Rocky Fork.” Now & Then: The Appalachian Magazine 27, no. 2 (Winter): 19-21. Presbyterian missionary teacher, 1903-1933, Unicoi County, Tenn.
Barry, Joyce M. 2012. Standing Our Ground: Women, Environmental Justice, and the Fight to End Mountaintop Removal. Series in Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in Appalachia. Athens: Ohio University Press. 190 pp. Contents: Living in a sacrifice zone: gender, the political economy of coal, and anti-mountaintop removal activism -- Gender and anti-mountaintop removal activism: expanding the environmental justice framework -- Remembering the past, working for the future: West Virginia women fight for sustainable communities and environmental heritage -- Saving the endangered hillbilly: Appalachian stereotypes and cultural identity in the anti-mountaintop removal movement -- Situating the particular and the universal: gender, environmental justice, and mountaintop removal in a global context.
Barton, Bernadette C. 2012. Pray the Gay Away: The Extraordinary Lives of Bible Belt Gays. New York: New York University Press. 304 pp. The author teaches at Morehead State University, Kentucky.
Bean, Heather Ann Ackley. 2001. Women, Music, and Faith in Central Appalachia. Studies in Women and Religion, vol. 40. Lewiston, N.Y.: Edwin Mellen Press. 236 pp.
Beatty, Bess. 2002. “I Can’t Get My Bored on Them Old Lomes: Female Textile Workers in the Antebellum South.” In Neither Lady nor Slave: Working Women of the Old South, ed. S. Delfino and M. Gillespie, 249-260. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.
Beaver, Patricia D. 1999. “Women in Appalachia and the South: Gender, Race, Region, and Agency.” NWSA: A Publication of the National Women’s Studies Association 11 (Fall): ix-xxix.
Beaver, Patricia, ed. 1999. “Appalachia and the South: Place, Gender, and Pedagogy” [10 papers]. Special issue, NWSA Journal: A Publication of the National Women’s Studies Association 11 (Fall): 1-171.
Beckwith, Karen. 1998. “Collective Identities of Class and Gender: Working-Class Women in the Pittston Coal Strike” [Va.; 1990]. Political Psychology 19 (March): 147-167.
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Bentley, Anna Briggs. 2002. American Grit: A Woman’s Letters from the Ohio Frontier [Quaker; 1826-1870s]. Edited by Emily Foster. Ohio River Valley Series. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky. 344 pp. “Determined not to lose contact with her mother and sister, Anna [1796-1890] began writing them long letters detailing the ordinary activities of her days and the trials of life on the frontier: building a house, growing crops, raising a large family, and bartering for clothes and furniture.”
Berkley, June Langford. 2005. “Telling the Untold Stories.” In Beyond Hill and Hollow: Original Readings in Appalachian Women’s Studies, ed. E. Englehardt, 232-250. Athens: Ohio University Press.
Berry, Daleen. 2011. Sister of Silence. Foreword by Kenneth V. Lanning. Morgantown, W. Va.: Nellie Bly Books. 344 pp. Mother of four by age 21, Berry manages to break free of an abusive relationship and build a career as an award winning journalist.
Berthelot, Emily R., Troy C. Blanchard, and Timothy C. Brown. 2008. “Scots-Irish Women and the Southern Culture of Violence: The Influence of Scots-Irish Females on High Rates of Southern Violence.” Southern Rural Sociology 23, no. 2: 157-170. http://www.ag.auburn.edu/auxiliary/srsa/pages/TOCs/vol23-2.htm.
Best, Gary Dean. 1994. Witch Hunt in Wise County: The Persecution of Edith Maxwell [1930s Va. murder trial given “feud” overtones; cf. Sharon Hatfield’s 2005 book, Never Seen the Moon: The Trials of Edith Maxwell]. Westport, Conn.: Praeger. 186 pp.
Bingman, Mary Beth. 1999. “Women in Appalachian Community Organizations: Sites of Learning and Change” [Va.; adult learners; from interviews]. Journal of Appalachian Studies 5 (Fall): 215-226.
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Black, Kate, and Marc A. Rohrer. 2001. “Out in the Mountains: Exploring Lesbian and Gay Lives.” In Out in the South, ed. C. Dews and C. Law, 16-25. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
Blackwell, Deborah L. 2003. “A Murder in the Kentucky Mountains: Pine Mountain Settlement School and Community Relations in the 1920s” [teacher’s unsolved murder; female administrators confront Harlan Co. power structure]. In Searching for Their Places: Women in the South Across Four Centuries, ed. T. Appleton and A. Boswell, 196-217. Columbia: University of Missouri Press.
Blackwell, Deborah L. 2010. “The Maternalist Politics of Road Construction at Pine Mountain Settlement School, 1900-1935” [Ky.]. Appalachian Journal 37, no. 3-4 (Spring/Summer): 226-241. Community activist and “benevolence” workers, Katherine Pettit and Ethel DeLong. Pettit also co-founded Hindman Settlement School in 1902.
Block, Mary R. 2011. “‘Limited to Errors of Law’: Rape Law and Adjudication in the Nineteenth-Century Kentucky Court of Appeals.” Ohio Valley History 11, no. 3 (Fall): 44-64. Clay, Elliott, Knox, and Laurel County court cases referenced.
Blum, Louise A. 2001. You’re Not From Around Here, Are You?: A Lesbian in Small-Town America [northern Pa.]. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press. 271 pp.
Bossman, Marilyn J. 2010. “High on the Mountain: Callie Hash Wright, Virginia’s First Lady Mayor.” Now & Then: The Appalachian Magazine 26, no. 1 (Summer): 55-56. Memoir; b. 1894; unincorporated Troutdale, Va., the state’s highest town at 3,200 feet elevation.
Boyd, Donald C. 2007. “The Book Women of Kentucky: The WPA Pack Horse Library Project, 1936-1943.” Libraries & the Cultural Record 42, no. 2 (May): 111-128.
Braund, Kathryn E. Holland. 2011. “Reflections on ‘Shee Coocys’ and the Motherless Child: Creek Women in a Time of War” [Coosa]. Alabama Review 64, no. 4 (October): 255-284. The author’s “goal in this article is to examine the Creek War from the inside out: through the experiences of Creek women.”
Brooks, Shannon. 1999. “Coming Home: Finding My Appalachian Mothers through Emma Bell Miles.” NWSA Journal: A Publication of the National Women’s Studies Association 11 (Fall): 157-171.
Brown, Ellen Apperson. 2004. “Portrait of a Survivor: The Long and Eventful Life of Mary Draper Ingles” [1732-1815]. Smithfield Review: Studies in the History of the Region West of the Blue Ridge 8: 55-69. Ingles was taken captive by the Shawnee in 1755 during the Drapers Meadow Massacre (near Blacksburg, Va.) and forcibly marched west to the Ohio Country. In the fall of that year she escaped and made her way home on a harrowing two-month trek nearly 600 miles across rivers and mountains.
Brown, Emma. 2011. “Julia ‘Judy’ Bonds, 58, Dies: Outspoken Foe of Mountaintop Strip Mining.” Washington Post, 4 January. 1,096 words. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/04/AR2011010406697_2.html.
Brown, Joyce Compton, and Les Brown. 2001. “The Discourse of Food as Cultural Translation and Empowering Voice in Appalachian Women during the Outmigration Process.” Journal of Appalachian Studies 7 (Fall): 315-329.
Brown, Vickie Osborne. 2010. Mountain Midwife: Life and Times of Isabella Brown Neal [1879-1957; Clay Co., W. Va.]. Charleston, W.Va: Mountain Memories Books. 150 pp.
Burk, Martha. 2007. “Bluegrass Liberation: Appalachian-Grown Bluegrass Music Remains a ‘Boys Club,’ but There’s Feminism at Its Roots and Women Topping Its Charts.” Ms., 1 July, 50-53.
Cashin, Joan E. 1995. “Women in the Promised Land: A Review Essay of Daughters of Canaan: A Saga of Southern Women” [by Margaret Ripley Wolfe, University Press of Kentucky, 1995]. Register of the Kentucky Historical Society 93 (Winter): 79-85.
Charron, Katherine Mellen. 2009. Freedom’s Teacher: The Life of Septima Clark [1898-1987]. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press. 462 pp. African American civil rights activist; Highlander School.
Chesky, Anne. 2010. “From Sewing to Shopping: Signals of a Shifting Economy.” North Carolina Folklore Journal 57, no. 1 (Spring-Summer): 20-41. Oral history interviews with women in Meat Camp community, Watauga County, documenting the transition “from weaving to sewing to quilting, which accompanied...the transition to market-oriented industrialism.”
Cirillo, Marie. 2000. “Stories from an Appalachian Community” [land reform; Tenn.]. Twentieth Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures, October 2000, Salisbury, CT. Edited by Hildegarde Hannum. 9,769 words. “For thirty-three years Marie Cirillo has lived and worked in Clairfield, Tennessee, located in a valley hemmed in by two big mountains, and made up of a network of twelve unincorporated communities most of which are former coal camps. Her single goal has been to gain some measure of economic self-sufficiency for the Appalachian people whose land and livelihood were wasted as a consequence of the extractive practices of absentee corporate owners.” http://www.centerforneweconomics.org/publications/lectures/cirillo/marie/stories-from-an-appalachian-community.
Corbin, David. 2009. “Workers’ Wives” [coal miners’ wives]. In The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, Vol. 13: Gender, 287-290. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.
Cordery, Simon. 2010. Mother Jones: Raising Cain and Consciousness [1837-1930]. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press. 213 pp. “...an exhaustive biography of Mary Harris Jones, drawn mostly from her own testimonials and primary source accounts of her work - which the activist-agitator didn’t begin until her sixties,” spending 23 years in West Virginia.
Cordery, Simon. 2010. Mother Jones: Raising Cain and Consciousness [biography; 1837-1930]. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press. 213 pp.
Couto, Richard A. 2003. “It Takes a Pillage: Women, Work, and Welfare” [welfare reform; poverty; public policy]. Race, Gender & Class 10, no.1: 60-78.
Cummings, Lindsay B. 2005. “Women and Appalachian Opera Houses: A Place in the Public Domain” [Oh., Pa., Ky., W. Va.]. In Beyond Hill and Hollow: Original Readings in Appalachian Women’s Studies, ed. E. Englehardt, 124-136. Athens: Ohio University Press.
Cunningham, Mia. 2001. Anna Hubbard: Out of the Shadows [1902-1986; Ohio; wife of Harlan Hubbard]. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky. 224 pp.
Darnell, Maxine, and Jan Lunsford. 2011. “Generations of Tradition” [Rabun Co., Ga.]. Interview by Katie Lunsford. Foxfire Magazine 45, no. 1-2 (Spring-Summer): 47-59. Katie interviews her mother and grandmother (b. 1943 and 1965) “on how cooking has changed though the years and how the roles of housewives have changed.”
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Delfino, Susanna. 2002. “Invisible Woman: Female Labor in the Upper South’s Iron and Mining Industries.” In Neither Lady nor Slave: Working Women of the Old South, ed. S. Delfino and M. Gillespie, 285-307. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.
Dewey, Susan. 2011. Neon Wasteland: On Love, Motherhood, and Sex Work in a Rust Belt Town [case study]. Berkeley: University of California Press. 258 pp. “...examines the lives of five topless dancers in the economically devastated ‘rust belt’ of upstate New York.” Contents: Introduction | Feminized labor and the classed body | Everyday survival strategies | Being a good mother in a ‘bad’ profession | Pseudointimacy and romantic love | Calculating risks, surviving danger | Body work and the feminization of poverty | Conclusion.
Dickinson, W. Calvin. 2011. “Dr. Dora Lee Wilder: Pioneer Female Physician of the Cumberland Plateau” [1877 or 1878-1963]. Journal of East Tennessee History 83: 72-79. First woman licensed to practice medicine in Tennessee (1906); profile of her industrialist husband, John Thomas Wilder.
Dublin, Thomas, and Walter Licht. 2000. “Gender and Economic Decline: The Pennsylvania Anthracite Region, 1920-1970.” Oral History Review 27 (Winter/Spring): 81-97.
Duff, Betty Parker. 2005. “Stand By Your Man: Gender and Class Formation in the Harlan County Coalfields” [Ky.: Benham, Lynch, Cumberland]. In Beyond Hill and Hollow: Original Readings in Appalachian Women’s Studies, ed. E. Englehardt, 152-169. Athens: Ohio University Press.
Dunaway, Wilma A. 2000. “Women at Risk: Capitalist Incorporation and Community Transformation on the Cherokee Frontier.” In A World-Systems Reader: New Perspectives on Gender, Urbanism, Cultures, Indigenous Peoples, and Ecology, ed. T. Hall, 195-210. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield.
Dunaway, Wilma A. 2008. Women, Work, and Family in the Antebellum Mountain South. New York: Cambridge University Press. 301 pp. Contents: Introduction -- No gendered sisterhood: ethnic and religious conflict among Euroamerican women -- Not a shared patriarchal space: imperialism, racism, and cultural persistence of indigenous Appalachian women -- Not a shared sisterhood of subordination: racism, slavery, and resistance by Black Appalachian females -- Not even sisters among their own kind: the centrality of class divisions among Appalachian women -- The myth of male farming and women’s agricultural labor -- The myth of separate spheres and women’s nonagricultural labor -- Family as privilege: public regulation of non-patriarchal households -- Motherhood as privilege: patriarchal intervention into women’s reproductive labors.
Durbin, Hazel. 2011. “Hazel Durbin: An Oral History conducted by Vickie Cimprich” [1915-2002; Breathitt and Lee Counties, Ky.]. Still: The Journal, no. 7 (Fall). 2,330 words. “From 1999 to 2002, Hazel Durbin recorded the stories that became her autobiography, A Quilted Life, co-authored with Vickie Cimprich (Contrary Beartrack Press, 2002).” http://www.stilljournal.net/hazel-durbin-interview.php.
EagleTree, Phyllis M. 2007. Roll the Wheel: The Abundant Life and Wisdom of Mae Phillips [1912-2006]. Foreword by N. Scott Momaday. Louisville, Ky.: ForSight. 135 pp. Portrait of a mountain woman in her words, with sepia tone photographs; Evarts, Harlan Co., Kentucky.
Ebel, Julia Taylor. 2003. Addie Clawson: Appalachian Mail Carrier [juvenile literature; story of first woman mail carrier in Boone, N.C.; 1930s]. Art by Sherry Jensen. Boone, N.C.: Parkway Publishers. 27 pp.
Edds, Margaret. 2009. Finding Sara: Loss, Letters and a Daughter’s Journey [1915-1950; coal camp]. Louisville, Ky.: Butler Books. 280 pp. Memoir of the author’s mother, who died when she was three, traced through letters and tracked to Oak Ridge, Tenn. and Lynch, Ky.
Edwards, Grace Toney, Mary Margaret Thompson, and M. Lynda Ely. 1996. “Our Mothers’ Voices: Narratives of Generational Transformation.” Journal of Appalachian Studies 2 (Spring): 131-139.
Edwards, Pamela. 2008. “West Virginia Women in World War II: The Role of Gender, Class, and Race in Shaping Wartime Volunteer Efforts.” West Virginia History, n.s. 2, no. 1 (Spring): 27-57.
Engel, Mary Ella. 2010. “The Appalachian ‘Granny’: Testing the Boundaries of Female Power in Late-19th-Century Appalachian Georgia” [Chattooga Co., Mormon community]. Appalachian Journal 37, no. 3-4 (Spring/Summer): 210-225.
Engelhardt, Elizabeth S. D. 2001. “Placing Their Feminism in the Southern Appalachian Mountains: Emma Bell Miles, Grace MacGowan Cooke, and the Roots of Ecological Feminism” [Spirit of the Mountains (1905); The Power and the Glory (1910)]. Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature 20 (June): 11-31.
Engelhardt, Elizabeth S. D. 2001. “Wilma Dykeman and the Women of Appalachia: The Ecology of Mid-Century Environmental Activism” [French Broad river]. Women’s Studies Quarterly 29 (Spring/Summer): 155-169.
Engelhardt, Elizabeth S. D. 2005. “Creating Appalachian Women’s Studies: Dancing Away from Granny and Elly May.” In Beyond Hill and Hollow: Original Readings in Appalachian Women’s Studies, ed. E. Englehardt, 1-19. Athens: Ohio University Press.
Engelhardt, Elizabeth S. D., ed. 2005. Beyond Hill and Hollow: Original Readings in Appalachian Women’s Studies [13 contributors, three sections: activism, class, space]. Ethnicity and Gender in Appalachia. Athens: Ohio University Press. 260 pp.
Farr, Sidney Saylor. 2003. “New Opportunities for Appalachian Women” [New Opportunity School for Women, Berea, Ky., founded 1987 by Jane Stephenson]. Appalachian Journal 30 (Summer): 350-354.
Few, April L. 2005. “The Voices of Black and White Rural Battered Women in Domestic Violence Shelters” [southwest Va.; 30 women interviewed]. Family Relations 54 (October): 488-500.
Fink, Krista R. 2007. Silent No More: Speaking Out About Domestic Violence. Terra Alta, W. Va.: Headline Books. 171 pp.
Fisher, Diane Gilliam. 1999. Recipe for Blackberry Cake [poems; W. Va.]. Wick Poetry Chapbook, series 2, no. 6. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press. 41 pp.
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Fonow, Mary Margaret. 1998. “Protest Engendered: The Participation of Women Steelworkers in the Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Strike of 1985.” Gender & Society 12: 710-728.
Fredette, Allison. 2009. “The View from the Border: West Virginia Republicans and Women’s Rights in the Age of Emancipation.” West Virginia History, n.s. 3, no. 1 (Spring): 57-80. 1860s new statehood, gender role attitudes and politics.
Gay, Kathlyn. 2006. Mother Jones [1837-1930; biography; juvenile literature]. Greensboro, N.C.: Morgan Reynolds. 144 pp.
Gazarik, Richard. 2011. Black Valley: The Life and Death of Fanny Sellins [UMWA organizer; 1870/72?–1919]. Publications of the Saint Vincent College Center for Northern Appalachian Studies. Latrobe, Pa.: Saint Vincent College. Documentary account of 1919 labor strikes in Pa.’s Allegheny Valley and the shooting of Fannie Sellins, gunned down by deputy sheriffs at a peaceful march past a coal mine on the eve of a nationwide steel strike.
Giesen, Carol A. B. 1995. Coal Miners’ Wives: Portraits of Endurance. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky. 170 pp.
Gillespie, Michele. 2002. “To Harden a Lady’s Hand: Gender Politics, Racial Realities, and Women Millworkers in Antebellum Georgia.” In Neither Lady nor Slave: Working Women of the Old South, ed. S. Delfino and M. Gillespie, 261-284. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.
Goehring, Susan. 1999. “Sweeter Than the Flowers: Edith Baker of King Knob” [Ritchie Co. reminiscence; 1930s]. Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 25 (Fall): 50-55.
Goh, Debbie. 2010. “Who We Are and What We Want: A Feminist Standpoint Approach to Defining Effective ICT Use for West Virginian Women” [Top Student Paper Award winner]. Conference Papers -- International Communication Association, 2010 annual meeting. “Through a 14-month ethnographic study of participants in beginner computer and internet courses, this study examines why West Virginian women are at the lower end of America’s digital divide.”
Grant, Judith. 2008. Charting Women’s Journeys: From Addiction to Recovery. Critical Perspectives on Crime and Inequality series. Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books. 142 pp. 26 rural drug and alcohol addicts.
Gray, Mary L. 2009. Out in the Country: Youth, Media, and Queer Visibility in Rural America [Kentucky]. New York: New York University Press. 279 pp. Contents: Preface: Never met a stranger -- Introduction: There are no queers here -- Part I: Queers here? Recognizing the familiar stranger | Unexpected activists: homemakers club and gay teens at the local library -- School fight!: local struggles over national advocacy strategies -- From Wal-Mart to websites: out in public -- Part II: Queering realness | Online profiles: remediating the coming-out story -- To be real: transidentification on the Discovery Channel -- Conclusion: visibility out in the country -- Epilogue: You got to fight for your right... to marry? -- Appendix: Methods, ad-hoc ethics, and the politics of sexuality studies.
Greenwald, Maurine. 1996. “Women and Pennsylvania Working-Class History” [textiles, shoes, paper, iron, lumber]. Pennsylvania History 63 (Winter): 5-16.
Greer, Jane. 2012. “Women’s Words, Women’s Work: Rural Literacy and Labor.” Chap. 5 in Reclaiming the Rural: Essays on Literacy, Rhetoric, and Pedagogy, ed. K. Donehower, C. Hogg, and E. Schell, 90-106. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press.
Gugliotta, Angela. 2000. “Class, Gender, and Coal Smoke: Gender Ideology and Environmental Injustice in Pittsburgh, 1868-1914” [antismoke activism]. Environmental History 5 (April): 165-193.
Guy, Roger. 2001. “Identity, Pride, and a Paycheck: Appalachian and Other Southern Women in Uptown, Chicago, 1950-1970.” Journal of Appalachian Studies 7 (Spring): 46-63.
Haberstich, David. 1997. “Barbara Beirne’s Women of Southern Appalachia” [Smithsonian photographic exhibition]. Now & Then: The Appalachian Magazine 14 (Summer): 3-7.
Hagen, Sarah Cornett. 2010. Still Point, Life Notes from a Kentucky Woman: A Coal Camp. Bloomington, Ind.: AuthorHouse. 103 pp. Born 1936, Letcher County; 1950s coming of age.
Hall, Eula.  2001. “If There’s One Thing You Can Tell Them, It’s that You’re Free” [domestic abuse; Appalachian Volunteers; Mud Creek Clinic, Ky.]. In Back Talk from Appalachia: Confronting Stereotypes, ed. D. Billings, G. Norman, and K. Ledford, 191-199. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky. Originally published as Confronting Appalachian Stereotypes.
Hall, Jacquelyn Dowd, with Eugene P. Walker, Katherine Mellen Charron, and David P. Cline. 2010. “‘I train the people to do their own talking’: Septima Clark and Women in the Civil Rights Movement” [b. 1898; African American grassroots freedom activist]. Southern Cultures 16, no. 2 (Summer): 31-52. “...four months before Rosa Parks’s infamous arrest , she attended a workshop at the Highlander Folk School, an interracial adult education center in Monteagle, Tennessee...where Clark served as Director of Education.”
Hannaford, Alex. 2011. “Growing Up Gay and Transgendered in Appalachia” [Ky., Va.]. The Atlantic, 30 April. 1,302 words. http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2011/04/growing-up-gay-and-transgendered-in-appalachia/238047/.
Harman, Patricia. 2011. Arms Wide Open: A Midwife’s Journey. Boston: Beacon Press. 287 pp. Prequel to The Blue Cotton Gown: A Midwife’s Memoir (2008); W. Va.; 1970s counterculture communal life.
Harsh, Sharon Wilmoth. 2003. “Win With Katie McGee” [profiles winner of first Girls’ State citizenship training school, summer, 1941]. Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 29 (Summer): 18-24.
Hatfield, Sharon. 2005. Never Seen the Moon: The Trials of Edith Maxwell [1935 Wise Co., Va., murder trial and women’s injustice]. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. 286 pp. Weatherford Award winner for nonfiction.
Helton, Lonnie R., and Shirley M. Keller. 2010. “Appalachian Women: A Study of Resiliency Assets and Cultural Values.” Journal of Social Service Research 36, no. 2: 151-161. Ten women were interviewed about their school-age years, ages 5-18.
Herring, Scott. 2007. “Out of the Closets, Into the Woods: RFD, Country Women, and the Post-Stonewall Emergence of Queer Anti-Urbanism.” American Quarterly 59, no. 2 (June): 341-372.
Herring, Scott. 2010. “Queer Infrastructure: Pittsburgh to the East, Philadelphia to the West” [rural gay men and lesbians; Pa.]. Chap. 5 in Another Country: Queer Anti-Urbanism, by S. Herring, 149-180. New York: New York University Press. 237 pp.
Hevesi, Dennis. 2011. “Judy Bonds, an Enemy of Mountaintop Coal Mining, Dies at 58” [W. Va.; Coal River Mountain Watch]. New York Times, 16 January: 26(A). 771 words. “In 2003 Ms. Bonds received the Goldman Environmental Prize, an annual $150,000 prize that goes to unrecognized ‘grass-roots environmental heroes’.” http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/16/us/16bonds.html?_r=1&ref=dennishevesi.
Heyman, J. D., and Lauren Comander. 2003. “A School for Appalachian Women Jump-starts Lives in Limbo” [Berea, Ky.; New Opportunity School for Women, “a crash course in self-esteem designed to jump-start the lives of Appalachian women”]. People Weekly, 18 August, 121-123.
Houk, Rose, and others. 2005. The Walker Sisters of Little Greenbrier [Sevier Co., Tenn.; profile and photos of turn-of-century artifacts and folkways]. Gatlinburg, Tenn.: Great Smoky Mountains Association. 60 pp.
Hovanec, Evelyn. 2001. Common Lives of Uncommon Strength: The Women of the Coal and Coke Era of Southwestern Pennsylvania, 1880-1970 [oral histories; spouses of immigrant miners]. Uniontown, Pa.: Pennsylvania State University, Fayette Campus, Coal and Coke Heritage Center. 227 pp.
Howe, Barbara J. 2002. “Patient Laborers: Women at Work in the Formal Economy of West(ern) Virginia.” In Neither Lady nor Slave: Working Women of the Old South, ed. S. Delfino and M. Gillespie, 121-151. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.
Howe, Barbara J. 2005. “Urban Wage-Earning Women in a Rural State” [1830-1870 Wheeling, W. Va., employment options]. In Beyond Hill and Hollow: Original Readings in Appalachian Women’s Studies, ed. E. Englehardt, 101-123. Athens: Ohio University Press.
Howe, Barbara J. 2010. “On Stage and In Class: Women Artists in Mid-19th-Century Wheeling” [W. Va.; 1830-1870]. Appalachian Journal 37, no. 3-4 (Spring/Summer): 184-209.
Howe, Barbara J. 2010. “Pioneers on a Mission for God: The Order of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Wheeling, 1848-1860.” West Virginia History, n.s. 4, no. 1 (Spring): 59-92. Eight Visitandine nuns, in their “woman-defined space,” opened the Wheeling Female Academy in 1848.
Howe, Barbara J. 2011. “Expansion Despite ‘National Difficulties’: The Order of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Wheeling, 1861–1870” [Mont de Chantal Academy]. West Virginia History, n.s. 5, no. 2 (Fall): 59-101.
Howe, Barbara. 2006. “Practicing Medicine in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Wheeling: The Story of Dr. Eliza Clark Hughes” [1817-1882; the first woman to earn a M.D. degree (1860) in what is now W. Va.]. Journal of Appalachian Studies 12, no. 2 (Fall): 7-35.
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Howie, Irene B. 1999. “Callie” [character profile of Howie’s grandmother]. Now & Then: The Appalachian Magazine 16 (Summer): 39-42.
Inman, Myra. 2000. Myra Inman: A Diary of the Civil War in East Tennessee [b. 1845, d. 1914; social sphere in Cleveland, Bradley Co., Tenn.]. Edited by William R. Snell. Macon, Ga.: Mercer University Press. 395 pp.
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Jepsen, Thomas C. 2009. “‘A Look into the Future’: Women Railroad Telegraphers and Station Agents in Pennsylvania, 1855-1960.” Pennsylvania History 76, no. 2 (Spring): 141-163.
Joslin, Michael. 2012. “Service Through Opportunity.” Now & Then: The Appalachian Magazine 27, no. 2 (Winter): 16-18. Jane Stephenson and the New Opportunity School for Women. “Berea has graduated 599 women from the NOSW,” and summer 2012 marked the 25th anniversary class.
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Latimer, Melissa. 2000. “A Contextual Analysis of the Effects of Gender and Place on Workers’ Incomes” [national and Appalachian subsample]. Sociological Spectrum 20 (July-September): 345-356.
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Lewis, Helen Matthews. 2011. “Mountain Feminist: Helen Matthews Lewis, Appalachian Studies, and the Long Women’s Movement” [b. 1924]. Interview by Jessica Wilkerson; Introduction by Jessica Wilkerson and David P. Cline. Southern Cultures 17, no. 3 (Fall): 48-65.
Lewis, Helen. 2012. “Full Transcript of the Seedtime 2012 Helen Lewis Reading,” 8 June. Seedtime on the Cumberland Festival, Whitesburg, Ky. 3,000 words. http://seedtimefestival.org/?p=481. “Helen Lewis, along with editors Judi Jennings and Pat Beaver joined Beth Bingman, Amelia Kirby, and Herb E. Smith in reading selections from Helen Matthews Lewis: Living Social Justice in Appalachia [University Press of Kentucky, 2012], a brand-new anthology of Lewis’s writings and memories that document her life and work.”
Locklear, Erica Abrams. 2011. Negotiating a Perilous Empowerment: Appalachian Women’s Literacies [focuses on highly literate, central female characters in the works of Arnow, DeRosier, Giardina, and Lee Smith]. Series in Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in Appalachia. Athens: Ohio University Press. 256 pp. Contents: Appalachia on our pages: situating Appalachian literacy and literary analysis -- Shaping biscuit dough and rolling out steel: responding to literacy commodification in The Dollmaker -- Narrating socialization: Linda Scott Derosier’s memoirs. Interview with Linda Scott DeRosier -- “Overcoming” backgrounds: competing discourses in The Unquiet Earth -- Invasion of the mountain teachers: literacy campaigns and conflicts in Lee Smith’s work. Interview with Lee Smith.
Lundy, Ronni. 2006. “Silvy’s House” [octogenarian Silvy Nett’s house in Southwest Va.]. Now & Then: The Appalachian Magazine 22, no. 1 (Spring): 26-29.
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Maggard, Sally Ward. 1998. “‘We’re Fighting Millionaires!’: The Clash of Gender and Class in Appalachian Women’s Union Organizing.” In No Middle Ground: Women and Radical Protest, ed. K. Blee, 289-306. New York: New York University Press.
Maggard, Sally Ward. 1999. “Gender, Race, and Place: Confounding Labor Activism in Central Appalachia” [Pikeville, Ky.; 1972 hospital strike]. In Neither Separate Nor Equal: Women, Race, and Class in the South, ed. B. Smith, 185-206. Women in the Political Economy series. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
Maggard, Sally Ward.  2001. “Coalfield Women Making History” [Ky.; 1970s hospital and coal strikes]. In Back Talk from Appalachia: Confronting Stereotypes, ed. D. Billings, G. Norman, and K. Ledford, 228-250. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky. Originally published as Confronting Appalachian Stereotypes.
Mann, Jeff. 1999. “Stonewall and Matewan: Some Thoughts on Gay Life in Appalachia” [identity; characterized in Appalachian literature]. Journal of Appalachian Studies 5 (Fall): 207-214.
Mann, Jeff. 2003. “Appalachian Subculture” [essay on gay mountaineers]. Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide 10 (September/October): 19-21.
Mann, Jeff.  2008. Edge: Travels of an Appalachian Leather Bear [gay culture; autobiographical essays; Hinton, W. Va.]. Maple Shade, N.J.: Lethe Press. 207 pp. Originally published: New York: Southern Tier Editions, Harrington Park Press. Contents: Raised by lesbians: early education of the Hinton Heathcliff | Watching dark shadows | Ecce homo | Teaching gay and lesbian literature | Kilts | Drambuie | Risks | Provincetown triptych | Ludwig | Ireland | Key West.
Mann, Jeff. 2005. Loving Mountains, Loving Men [memoir: growing up gay in W. Va.]. Athens: Ohio University Press. Ethnicity & Gender in Appalachia. 248 pp.
Mann, Jeff. 2006. “Making and Taking Space for Mountaineer Queers: A Talk Given at the 2006 Associated Writing Programs Conference in Austin, Texas.” Appalachian Heritage 34, no. 3 (Summer): 24-27.
Mann, Jeff. 2007. “Mountaineer Queer: An Interview with Jeff Mann” [gay creative writing professor, Blacksburg, Va.]. By Rebecca Baird and Kathryn Staley. Appalachian Journal 35, no. 1-2 (Fall 2007/Winter 2008): 58-75. Includes a list of 22 Appalachian books and films that feature GLBTIQ characters.
Mann, Jeff. 2008. “Here and Queer.” Now & Then: The Appalachian Magazine 24, no. 2 (Fall/Winter): 47-50. Life as a gay couple in rural Southwestern Va.
Mann, Jeff. 2010. Binding the God: Ursine Essays from the Mountain South [gay Bear culture; identity]. New London, Conn.: Bear Bones Books. 231 pp.
Marsh, Ben. 2007. Georgia’s Frontier Women: Female Fortunes in a Southern Colony. Athens: University of Georgia Press. 253 pp.
Marshall, Grace. 2006. “Essie” [profile of Essie Riggs, four-foot-nine and mother of thirteen; hardships and endurance; Coeburn, Wise Co., Va.]. Now & Then: The Appalachian Magazine 22, no. 1 (Spring): 34-36.
Martin, Darcy. 2002. “Aunt Molly Jackson: The Perfect Miner’s Voice” [Mary Magdalene Garland, 1860-1960; folk singer]. Journal of American & Comparative Cultures 25 (Fall/Winter): 468-478.
Martini, Adrienne. 2006. Hillbilly Gothic: A Memoir of Madness and Motherhood [postpartum depression; Knoxville]. New York: Free Press. 224 pp.
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McCleary, Ann E. 2006. “‘Seizing the Opportunity’: Home Demonstration Curb Markets in Virginia” [1930s Augusta Co., Va.; Shenandoah Valley]. In Work, Family, and Faith: Rural Southern Women in the Twentieth Century, ed. M. Walker and R. Sharpless, 97-134. Columbia: University of Missouri Press.
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McElroy, James T. 1999. We’ve Got Spirit: The Life and Times of America’s Greatest Cheerleading Team [Ky.; Greenup County High School]. New York: Simon & Schuster.
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McMullen, David Lee. 2010. Strike!: The Radical Insurrections of Ellen Dawson [1900-1967]. Gainesville: University Press of Florida. 239 pp. Labor activist, born in Scotland, who helped organize the 1929 textile workers strike in Gastonia, N.C.
Mead, Susan. 2007. “Planting Seeds, Inspiring Hope: The Appalachian Women’s Alliance Ironweed Festival” [annual; October]. Pluck: The Journal of Affrilachian Arts & Culture, no. 2: 7-10.
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Newton, Roxanne. 2007. Women Workers on Strike: Narratives of Southern Women Unionists. Studies in American Popular History and Culture. New York: Routledge. 187 pp.
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Oberhauser, Ann M. 2002. “Relocating Gender and Rural Economic Strategies” [knitware; 60 home-based workers]. Environment and Planning A 34 (July): 1221-1237.
Oberhauser, Ann M. 2005. “Scaling Gender and Diverse Economies: Perspectives from Appalachia and South Africa” [hegemony of global capitalism challenged]. Antipode 37 (5): 863-874.
Oberhauser, Ann M., Amy Pratt, and Anne-Marie Turnage. 2001. “Unraveling Appalachia’s Rural Economy: The Case of a Flexible Manufacturing Network” [gendered economic strategies]. Journal of Appalachian Studies 7 (Spring): 19-45.
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Orr, Mabel Chappell; interview by Mary E. Lynn Drew. “Heroic Women of the Southern Highlands” [1920s Robbinsville, Graham Co., N.C.; excerpt from oral history series in progress]. Appalachian Heritage 26 (Spring): 42-45.
Pearson, Nelda K. 1999. “Empowerment and Disempowerment of Women in Central Appalachia, U.S.A.” In Democratization and Women’s Grassroots Movements, ed. J. Bystydzienski, J. Sekhon, 328-351. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
Pendarvis, Edwina. 2003. “At the Edge of the Past: Jenny Wiley’s Story and Its Relevance Today” [1789 Indian captivity; POW Jessica Lynch]. Now & Then: The Appalachian Magazine 20, no. 2-3 (Summer/Winter): 13-17.
Pendarvis, Edwina. 2012. “Exotic Dancing and the Odds for a Happily Ever After.” Now & Then: The Appalachian Magazine 27, no. 2 (Winter): 33-35. Blaze Starr, and Cabell County, W. Va.
Peterson, Angela Marsh. 2005. One Woman’s Century: The Remarkable Story of Angela Marsh Peterson, 1902-2000. Edited by Kevin J. Todeschi. `Boone, N.C.: Parkway Publishers. 243 pp.
Pienkowski, Joni. 2001. “Malissia of Tom’s Creek and Brush Mountain.” Smithfield Review: Studies in the History of the Region West of the Blue Ridge 5: 46-63. Story of the life and character of former teacher and fiercely independent 60-year recluse, Malissia Surface (1889-1988) of Tom’s Creek just west of Blacksburg, Montgomery County, Va. From tape transcriptions beginning in 1974.
Pohlman, H. L. 1999. The Whole Truth: A Case of Murder on the Appalachian Trail [Pa.; death-penalty trial; lesbian victims]. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press. 249 pp.
Pollitt, Phoebe. 2012. “Mary Rose Batterham: The Second Registered Nurse in the United States” [b. 1858; Asheville, N.C.]. Now & Then: The Appalachian Magazine 27, no. 2 (Winter): 12-14.
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Rasmussen, Barbara. 2007. “Food and Rebellion in Monroe County: Recalling Georgia Wickline” [1904-1995, the author’s grandmother]. Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 33, no. 3 (Fall): 40-45.
Reed, Wendy, and Jennifer Horne, ed. 2006. All Out of Faith: Southern Women on Spirituality. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press. 198 pp. Contents: That old-time religion / Shirley Abbott -- This is our world / Dorothy Allison -- Why Jesus loved whores / Vicki Covington -- Awakening / Sue Monk Kidd -- The making of a preacher’s wife / Cassandra King -- Knowing our place / Barbara Kingsolver -- Relics of summer / Frances Mayes -- From Birmingham to redemption / Diane McWhorter -- Full circle / Pauli Murray -- When woods are dark: the enchantment of the infinite / Sena Jeter Naslund -- Sex, race, and the stained-glass window / Sylvia Rhue -- Becoming a cantor / Jessica Roskin -- I lead two lives: confessions of a closet Baptist / Mab Segrest -- Interview with Lee Smith / Susan Ketchin -- Where the spirit moved me / Jeanie Thompson -- A Baptist-Buddhist / Jan Willis.
Reichart, Karaleah S. 2001. “Narrating Conflict: Women and Coal in Southern West Virginia” [ethnographic interviews]. Journal of Appalachian Studies 7 (Spring): 6-18.
Resor, Cynthia Williams. 2007. “A Whistling Girl and a Crowing Hen: Changing Productivity and Gender Expectations” [Eastern Kentucky University]. Southern Rural Sociology 22, no. 1: 98-109.
Rezek, Jan. 2010. “Gender Role Patterns: How They Factor Into Support Systems for Young Mothers in Rural Appalachia” [unmarried, age 15-17]. Journal of Appalachian Studies 16, no. 1-2 (Spring-Fall): 131-143. Tables. From interviews with eight teen mothers in three W. Va. counties: Fayette, Raleigh, Kanawha.
Rice, Connie Park. 2006. “‘Shepherdess of the Hills’: The Salvation Army Mountain Ministry of Cecil Brown” [N.C.; first Salvation Army mission in Appalachia, 1935]. In Work, Family, and Faith: Rural Southern Women in the Twentieth Century, ed. M. Walker and R. Sharpless, 200-225. Columbia: University of Missouri Press.
Rieff, Lynne. 2006. “Revitalizing Southern Homes: Rural Women, the Professionalization of Home Demonstration Work, and the Limits of Reform, 1917-1945” [Alabama]. In Work, Family, and Faith: Rural Southern Women in the Twentieth Century, ed. M. Walker and R. Sharpless, 135-165. Columbia: University of Missouri Press.
Roberts-Gevalt, Anna. 2010. “Effie Smith Pierson.” Old-Time Herald 12, no. 5 (June-July): 10-17. Biography of this midwife and fiddler, born 1902 in Sturgeon, Owsley Co., Ky. http://oldtimeherald.org/archive/back_issues/index.html.
Roberts-Gevalt, Anna. 2010. “Lella Christopher Todd.” Old-Time Herald 12, no. 6 (August-September): 10-13. Profile of Todd, a notable fiddler, born 1891 in Estill Co., Ky.
Roberts, Ronald, and Carol Cooke-Roberts. 1998. Mother Jones and Her Sisters: A Century of Women Activists in the American Coal Fields. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company. 290 pp.
Romalis, Shelly. 1998. Pistol Packin’ Mama: Aunt Molly Jackson and the Politics of Folksong [Ky. midwife, labor activist, songwriter; 1880-1960]. Music in American Life. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. 264 pp.
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Roydhouse, Marion W. 2007. Women of Industry and Reform: Shaping the History of Pennsylvania, 1865-1940. University Park: Pennsylvania Historical Association. 106 pp. Includes short sections on coal mining and silk mills, plus “Bibliography and Suggestions for Further Reading,” 101-104.
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Sauceman, Fred. 2011. “Getting Lessons In Between.” Now & Then: The Appalachian Magazine 27, no. 1 (Summer): 37-40. Profile of East Tennessean Besse Brown Cooper, world’s oldest living person at age 114.
Sauceman, Fred. 2012. “Editor’s Notebook” [preface to special issue, “Serving Appalachia”]. Now & Then: The Appalachian Magazine 27, no. 2 (Winter): 3. Profile of Ilo Birchfield Salyer of Cole Springs, Tenn., television host of the variety show, “Memo from Ilo,” which “ran on WJHL from 1957 to 1966, 30 minutes a day, five days a week.”
Savage, Carletta. 2000. “Re-gendering Coal: Female Miners and Male Supervisors.” Appalachian Journal 27 (Spring): 232-248.
Seaton, Carter Taylor. 2012. “Adrienne Belafonte Beisemeyer: Weaver, Social Activist, Dancer” [Lewisburg, W. Va.]. Now & Then: The Appalachian Magazine 27, no. 2 (Winter): 28-30. Adrienne is the daughter of Harry Belafonte.
Seitz, Virginia Rinaldo. 1995. Women, Development, and Communities for Empowerment in Appalachia. SUNY Series in Gender and Society. Albany: State University of New York Press. 288 pp.
Shainbaum, Barry. 2001. “Judy Hensley.” In Hope and Heroes: Portraits of Integrity, photographs by Barry Shainbaum, text by Madelaine Palko and Shannon Fitzgerald, 50-51. Toronto: London Street Press. With her Wallins Elementary School students in Harlan County, Ky., Hensley led the successful Save Black Mountain (from strip mining) project. Black Mountain is Kentucky’s highest peak.
Shaw, Moira P. 2005. “From Every Mountainside, Let Freedom Ring: A Transnational Feminist Journey through the Experiences of West Virginian and Bolivian Mountain Women.” In Beyond Hill and Hollow: Original Readings in Appalachian Women’s Studies, ed. E. Englehardt, 196-211. Athens: Ohio University Press.
Smith, Barbara Ellen, ed. 1999. Neither Separate Nor Equal: Women, Race, and Class in the South [13 essays: 7 Appalachian]. Women in the Political Economy series. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. 286 pp.
Smith, Barbara Ellen. 1998. “Walk-Ons in the Third Act: The Role of Women in Appalachian Historiography” [feminist approach needed]. Journal of Appalachian Studies 4 (Spring): 5-28.
Smith, Barbara Ellen. 1999. “‘Beyond the Mountains’: The Paradox of Women’s Place in Appalachian History.” NWSA Journal: A Publication of the National Women’s Studies Association 11 (Fall): 1-17.
Smith, Karen Cecil. 2003. Orlean Puckett: The Life of a Mountain Midwife, 1844-1939 [Blue Ridge Va.]. Boone, N.C.: Parkway Publishers. 166 pp.
Smith, Margaret Supplee, and Emily Herring Wilson. 1999. North Carolina Women: Making History [essays, biographies; prehistory to WWII]. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press. 382 pp.
Smith, Sandra Wilson. 2010. “Frontier Androgyny: An Archetypal Female Hero in The Adventures of Daniel Boone.” Journal of American Studies 44, no. 2: 269-286.
Smith, Tammy Robinson, ed. 2007. Self-Rising Flowers [fiction]. Bristol, Va.: Mountain Girl Press. 201 pp. Short stories about Appalachian women, by 15 women authors.
Sohn, Katherine Kelleher. 2003. “Whistlin’ and Crowin’ Women of Appalachia: Literacy Practices Since College” [eight women: literacy; self-confidence; identity]. College Composition and Communication 54 (February): 423-52.
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Spatig, Linda, Laurel Parrott, Carolyn Carter, Marian Keyes, and Pat Kusimo. 2001. “We Roll Deep: Community and Resistance in the Lives of Appalachian Girls” [W. Va.; eight voices/social-structural models; urban and rural, including African American ]. Journal of Appalachian Studies 7 (Spring): 64-92.
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Steadman, Jennifer Bernhardt, Elizabeth Engelhardt, Frances Smith Foster, and Laura Micham. 2002. “Archive Survival Guide: Practical and Theoretical Approaches for the Next Century of Women’s Studies Research” [Engelhardt focus on Appalachian Native- and African-American women]. Legacy 19, no. 2: 230-240.
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Steele, Virginia. 1999. “‘Good for the Soul’: Gladys Larew at 100" [profile; Monroe Co.]. Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 25 (Summer): 40-47.
Stephens, Carol C. 2005. “Culturally Relevant Preventive Health Care for Southern Appalachian Women.” Chap. 9 in Appalachian Cultural Competency: A Guide for Medical, Mental Health, and Social Service Professionals, ed. S. Keefe, 197-217. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press.
Storrs, Landon R. Y. 2003. “Gender and Sectionalism in New Deal Politics: Southern White Women’s Campaign for Labor Reform” [textile industry]. In Searching for Their Places: Women in the South Across Four Centuries, ed. T. Appleton and A. Boswell, 218-237. Southern Women. Columbia: University of Missouri Press.
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Swank, Eric, Breanne Fahs, and Holly N. Haywood. 2011. “Evaluating Appalachian Distinctiveness for Gender Expectations, Sexual Violence, and Rape Myths.” Journal of Appalachian Studies 17, no. 1-2 (Spring-Fall): 123-143. Tables. Study of eastern Kentucky college students.
Swartz, Patti Capel. 2003. “It’s Elementary in Appalachia: Helping Prospective Teachers and Their Students Understand Sexuality and Gender” [discrimination toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex students]. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Issues in Education 1 (Fall): 51-71.
Tallichet, Suzanne E. 1998. “Moving Up Down in the Mine: The Preservation of Male Privilege Underground” [from interviews with ten women coal miners]. In More Than Class: Studying Power in U.S. Workplaces, ed. A. Kingsolver, 124-147. Albany: State University of New York Press.
Tallichet, Suzanne E. 2000. “Barriers to Women’s Advancement in Underground Coal Mining.” Rural Sociology 65 (June): 234-252.
Tallichet, Suzanne E. 2006. Daughters of the Mountain: Women Coal Miners in Central Appalachia [W. Va.; sex discrimination; interviews with 14 women; 1990s]. Rural Studies Series. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press. 210 pp.
Tallichet, Suzanne E. 2011. “Digging Deeper: Rural Appalachian Women Miners’ Reconstruction of Gender in a Class Based Community.” Chap. 8 in Reshaping Gender and Class in Rural Spaces, ed. B. Pini, and B. Leach, 144-160. Burlington: Ashgate.
Thompson, Brock. 2010. The Un-Natural State: Arkansas and the Queer South [gay culture; Eureka Springs]. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press. 247 pp.
Tice, Karen W. 1998. “School-Work and Mother-Work: The Interplay of Maternalism and Cultural Politics in the Educational Narratives of Kentucky Settlement Workers, 1910-1930" [Lucy Furman and Ethel deLong]. Journal of Appalachian Studies 4 (Fall): 191-224.
Turner, Elizabeth Hayes. 2009. Women and Gender in the New South: 1865-1945 [approx. 60 essays]. Wheeling, Ill.: Harlan Davidson. 271 pp.
Tyler-McGraw, Marie; photographs by Gary Simmons.  1999. “Mother’s Day Revisited” [Grafton, W. Va.; home of Mother’s Day founder Anna Jarvis]. Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 25 (Spring): 10-17. Reprint, originally published vol. 3, no. 4.
Ulrich, Laurel Thatcher. 2001. The Age of Homespun: Objects and Stories in the Creation of an American Myth. New York: Knopf. 501 pp.
Ulrich, Laurel Thatcher. 2001. The Age of Homespun: Objects and Stories in the Creation of an American Myth [19th-century New England; applicable to Appalachia]. New York: Knopf. 501 pp.
VanLandingham, Frances Henson. 2003. Back on Nowhere Road [Tenn., autobiography]. Boone, N.C.: Parkway Publishers. 168 pp.
Vines, Georgiana. 2010. “For more than 40 years, a former nun from New York has helped Appalachian communities” [Marie Cirillo; Eagan, Tenn.; interview]. Knoxville News Sentinel, 27 March. 2,677 words. “Marie Cirillo came to Appalachia 43 years ago to help educate locals and give them job skills after deciding she could’t do it as a Catholic nun in the Midwest. The 80-year-old Brooklyn, N.Y., native remains a community developer here three generations later, having influenced natives as well as a president’s daughter.” Sidenote: Cirillo retired as director of the Clearfork Community Institute in 2013. http://www.knoxnews.com/news/local/for-more-than-40-years-a-former-nun-from-new-york-has-helped-appalachian-communities-ep-408780736-358831361.html.
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Walker, Melissa. 2000. All We Knew Was to Farm: Rural Women in the Upcountry South, 1919-1941. Revisiting Rural America series. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. 344 pp.
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Williamson, Celia. 2005. “Appalachian Women and Poverty: Work in the Underground Economy” [prostitution: Toledo, Ohio, 1970s-1990s]. In Beyond Hill and Hollow: Original Readings in Appalachian Women’s Studies, ed. E. Englehardt, 137-151. Athens: Ohio University Press.
Willis, Stacey M. 1998. “‘Recovering from My Own Little War’: Women and Domestic Violence in Rural Appalachia” [W. Va.; case study]. Journal of Appalachian Studies 4 (Fall): 255-270.
Withrow, Dolly. 2012. “Jenny Carnell: Born to Serve” [Ripley, W. Va.]. Lewisburg, W. Va. Now & Then: The Appalachian Magazine 27, no. 2 (Winter): 31-32. Profile of this 79-year-old, along with her recipe for “chow-chow,” (Chunky Zucchini Relish).
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