title: Our Contemporary Ancestors in the Southern Mountains
creator: Frost, William G. (William Goodell), 1854-1938
description: Written by William G. Frost, former Berea College president, this book details the degree to which the Appalachian region was cut off from modern society at the time of writing (early 1900's). Frost describes the situation as though traveling back in time to colonial days, where education and conveniences were hard to come by and simple living was the only option. There was little contact with the outside world besides the trade that came with the lumber industry, and speech patterns were very Saxon. In addition, Frost speaks of the area's position in the Civil War, the voting system, its heritage, among other topics.
description: Original Size: 6.48 x 8.85 in.
publisher: Special Collections & Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College
source: Mountain Collection - MT 917.69 F9390. Original format: Article (p. 311-319); b&w; 6x9 in.; published in The Atlantic Monthly. Volume 83, Number 497 (March 1899).
rights: This resource is provided for educational purposes. Please cite all references to this item.