Appalachia: North and South

Course Dates: 
8 weeks: September 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5
Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m.– 1:30 p.m.
Gordon McKinney
Course Catalogs: 
2019 Fall

Our survey will start with Native American Indians in the southern mountains and northern New England and end with these two regions in the 21st century. We will include white and black settlement, agricultural development, the Civil War, industrialization, creation of regional stereotypes, the intervention of the federal government and the role of tourism in the mountains.

Course outline

Southern Appalachia Readings

Bibliography for Northern Appalachia

Instructor: Gordon McKinney ( has taught several classes at College for Seniors and has researched and published numerous books and articles in southern Appalachian and northern New England studies.