Appalachia: A History Of Mountains And People

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The second part of this series about the natural and human history of Appalachia traces the story of the region from the rumblings of Revolutionary War through Andrew Jackson's forced relocation of the Cherokee people in 1831. Appalachia's early settlers hand-cut trails through steep terrain covered with enormous trees and teeming with wild animals. They weren't about to take orders from Redcoats. When a few hundred angry mountain men handily beat the regiment of a pompous British major, they changed the course of history. Contrary to current stereotypes, the colonists saw Appalachia as a source of great wealth. Her riches seduced early Americans, from the legendary adventurer Daniel Boone to naturalist William Bartram to a young land surveyor named George Washington. Academy Award-winning actress Sissy Spacek narrates.

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