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Knoxvillians on Being Appalachian

So it's a few days after the story ran, but here are links to a couple of audio slideshows: one with Mark Banker, a local teacher and historian, on his new book and how he defines Appalachia; and the other from a few Knoxvillians on how they feel about that word and identifying with it. 

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  • March 12, 2010
  • 6:09 PM
Robert Parker writes:

Most all my family was in this area either before the Revolution, or during the Federalist period, and I don't consider all of them as being Appalachian. Some were distinctly Appalachian, those that lived in the mountains. However most were from Virginia and were planters, and I consider them more southern, but having acquired Appalachian customs. I regard the pioneers who simply wanted to remove themselves from society and live more independently as being Appalachian, and those who wished to move west and bring their culture and social traditions with them to expand Colonial settlements as being Southern.

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