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February 1909: Tennessee

Elizabeth McCutchen Williams

in Appalachian Travels

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780813136448
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780813141404 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813136448.003.0006
February 1909: Tennessee

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The Campbells undertook an extensive tour, through the mountains of eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina, visiting industrial schools and talking to social workers. After hearing accounts of the deplorable medical conditions, denominational conflicts, and immoral conduct of the inhabitants at nearly every stop, they got lost on a harrowing trip in the dark, going through the North Carolina mountains back to Tennessee.

Keywords: Denominational conflicts; Medical conditions; Industrial schools; Women reformers in Appalachia; Immorality and Illegitimacy

Chapter.  13800 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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