“We would like to have the people recognize the worth and beauty of their songs; we would like to have the singing of these songs encouraged in all the mountain schools and centers; we would like to have them displace the inferior music that is now being sung there… The people have already begun to be somewhat ashamed of their songs; they need to have them appreciated by outsiders…”
Cultural Data Collection in Appalachia
A'yen Tran

David Whisnant, All That Is Native and Fine: The Politics of Culture in an American Region, (University of North Carolina Press, 1983, 2009), 103.

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