Van Noppen, Ina Woestemeyer and Van Noppen, John J., “Western North Carolina Since the Civil War,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed May 28, 2023, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/43723.
Western North Carolina Since the Civil War
No region has undergone more dramatic changes in the last century than Western North Carolina. Published in 1973, Western North Carolina Since the Civil War takes a look at mountain people in Western North Carolina and their uniquely structured economic, political, social, and cultural systems. The Van Noppens specifically explore different qualities of the mountain people such as their institutions, traditions, customs, and arts and crafts. Beginning with a dark period of social and economic disintegration after the end of the Civil War, the study traces the mountain peoples' lives from isolation to economic booms all while maintaining their traditions and cultural heritage.