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Public Conference – The Roots of Feuding: How Economics, Culture, Political Power, and Media Created an Atmosphere of Feuding in Appalachia
May 16 - 17
Thursday, May 16
More than 422 films have been made documenting feuding in American History. Stay tuned for a selection of films that will be shown during the day.
6:30 p.m. – Keynote Speech
“The Social Origins of Appalachian Feuding” – Dr. Altina Waller, University of Connecticut
Friday, May 17 – Day of Lectures*
“Political Violence in the South and America” – Dr. Bob Hutton, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
“Peculiar Kinfolks” – Herb Smith, Appalshop
“From a Savage Threat to Civilization to Comical Anachronism: The Evolution of the Media Image of Appalachian Feuds” – Dr. Anthony Harkins, Western Kentucky University
*Schedule subject to change
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