Steven Cox is the head of special collections and archives in the Lupton Library at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
Listed in: Ohio and Regional · Women Authors · Diaries and Journals
Finalist for the 2015 Weatherford Award
Previously examined only by a handful of scholars, the journals of Emma Bell Miles (1879–1919) contain poignant and incisive accounts of nature and a woman’s perspective on love and marriage, death customs, child raising, medical care, and subsistence on the land in southern Appalachia in the early twentieth century.
“A crucial, rare, and enlightening resource. This work has the potential to deepen our understanding of the challenges and rewards of Appalachian women writing.”
Elizabeth S. D. Engelhardt