Becoming Melungeon

Becoming Melungeon

Making An Ethnic Identity in the Appalachian South

eBook - 2013
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Appalachian legend describes a mysterious, multiethnic population of exotic, dark-skinned rogues called Melungeons who rejected the outside world and lived in the remote, rugged mountains in the farthest corner of northeast Tennessee. The allegedly unknown origins of these Melungeons are part of what drove this legend and generated myriad exotic origin theories. Though nobody self-identified as Melungeon before the 1960s, by the 1990s "Melungeonness" had become a full-fledged cultural phenomenon, resulting in a zealous online community and annual meetings where self-identified Melungeons ga.
Publisher: Lincoln : UNP - Nebraska, 2013
ISBN: 9780803271616
0803271611
Characteristics: 1 online resource (233 pages)

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