Marie Tedesco

Marie Tedesco is the director of the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program at East Tennessee State University and coeditor of the Ohio University Press Series in Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in Appalachia.

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Women of the Mountain South · Identity, Work, and Activism
Edited by Connie Park Rice and Marie Tedesco

Scholars of southern Appalachia have largely focused their research on men, particularly white men. The essays of Women of the Mountain South debunk the entrenched stereotype of Appalachian women as poor and white, and shine a long-overdue spotlight on women too often neglected in the history of the region.

“Combines secondary and primary material in a way that no other existing book on the topic does…. It is a needed book [that represents] a milestone in the scholarship.”

Melanie Goan, author of Mary Breckinridge: The Frontier Nursing Service and Rural Health in Appalachia