Histories of Appalachian Peoples

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The Wentz Mystery

The Wentz mystery is a phenomenon that hit Southwest Virginia in the early 1900s. It's imperative to understand rural Appalachian life to explore the

Sources for Will Allen Dromgoole

1. The Writer, Volume 6.

Ghosts in Dromgoole’s Closet

Aside from the ridiculous racism and bigotry exhibited in her non-fiction works, there are many issues with Dromgoole's material on both Melungeons and the

The Ridiculous Regulators

One of the worst episodes of deadly incompetence in southwest Virginia was enacted by a group of men who called themselves "Regulators." They wore

Will Allen Dromgoole and the Writing Life

Dromgoole didn't start writing until after her mother died in 1884. Her first book was The Sunny Side of the Cumberland, which was published

Will Allen Dromgoole (1860-1934)

No series on Melungeons is complete without discussion on the individuals who kept history aware of them. This article covers a woman who is

Campaign for Racial Restoration

As a historical website, one discussion needs particular attention. In areas of genealogy, we have reached a pinnacle in America that shouldn't be as

Ku Klux Karma

American history is filled with atrocities committed by the Ku Klux Klan. It brings a welcome sense of divine justice to discover situations where

Melungeon Bibliography and Research

"A New Race." Daily Public Ledger [Maysville, KY] 23 Jan.

Other Pertinent Melungeon Notes

There are a number of other topics and tidbits to consider. Here are several: