Southern Mountaineers in Silent Films

Plot Synopses of Movies About Moonshining, Feuding and Other Mountain Topics, 1904–1929


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About the Book

This reference work provides production company-written plot synopses or, when a synopsis was not available, trade paper reviews of 476 films about moonshining, feuding, coal mining, mountain love triangles, and many other topics. Also provided are studio, date of release, and length. Fully indexed.

About the Author(s)

Award winner J.W. Williamson is a former English professor and editor of the Appalachian Journal, published by Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. Now retired, he lives in Boone.

Bibliographic Details

J.W. Williamson
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 328
Bibliographic Info: references, appendix, index
Copyright Date: 2012 [1994]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7403-5
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      v

Introduction      1

The Films by Year      13

Appendix: Place and Subject Guide      293

Index      311

Book Reviews & Awards

“an invaluable guide to lost treasures…useful…should be acquired”—Choice; “detailed”—Appalachian Journal; “useful…admirable”—Journal of Southern History; “a significant addition to Appalachian scholarship…valuable”—Register of the Kentucky Historical Society; “useful…interesting…a valuable resource…a fine contribution”—The North Carolina Historical Review; “meticulous…revealing”—I>Georgia Historical Quarterly.