J.W. Williamson was the founding editor in 1972 of the Appalachian Journal: A Regional Studies Review, which he edited until July of 2000. He has taught college classes in Appalachian history, cultural politics, and literature, and he has lectured widely on the pop-culture history of "Appalachia" in the American consciousness. His books include Interviewing Appalachia, Southern Mountaineers in Silent Films, and Hillbillyland: What the Mountains Did to the Movies and What the Movies Did to the Mountains. He has won the Thomas Wolfe Award given by the Western North Carolina Historical Society, the Laurel Leaves Award given by the Appalachian Consortium, a special Weatherford Award given by Berea College, and the Cratis Williams-James Brown Award given by the Appalachian Studies Association.
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Help me here - Y'all are in Western NC - do you have the Dixiecrats there too? Or can your Ds be expected to actually vote D?
[Over here in the flatlands, any white D over the age of 50 might be a D voter or might be a reliable vote for the Rs. (My parents fit this pattern - registered Ds but never voted for a D at the national level and only rarely at the state level). They even gleefully planned primary sabotage and voted for the weakest D candidate.]
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