Just Over the Hill: Black Appalachians in Jackson County, Western North Carolina (Paperback)

Just Over the Hill: Black Appalachians in Jackson County, Western North Carolina By Victoria A. Casey McDonald, Marie T. Cochran (Foreword by) Cover Image
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Long before the term "Affrilachia" became popular, Victoria A. Casey McDonald spent decades gathering the stories of her family and neighbors in North Carolina's Jackson County. Her book, Just Over the Hill: Black Appalachians in Jackson County, Western North Carolina, presents a collection of narratives that illuminate the lives of African Americans in the region. These stories include her grandmother's, Amanda Thomas, who was born into bondage. The biographies and histories continue through the twentieth century and feature educators, soldiers, factory workers, ministers, athletes, and other community members. Originally published in 2012, this edition of Just Over the Hill with an afterword Marie T. Cochran continues to speak for these resilient individuals to generations to come.

About the Author


Victoria A. Casey McDonald (1943-2014) was a teacher, preacher, local historian, storyteller, and daughter of Appalachia. She was the author of three other books, African Americans of Jackson County: From Slavery to Integration, A Pictorial History, and the novels Living in the Shadow of Slavery and Under the Light of Darkness: Love and Marriage in the Antebellum South for Slaves.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781469672038
ISBN-10: 1469672030
Publisher: Western Carolina University, Hunter Library
Publication Date: April 1st, 2022
Pages: 196
Language: English

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