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Biographical directory, TN General Assembly, 1796-1969 (Hancock County, Preliminary #44-A). Nashville, TSLA, 1974. 45 pp.

Farley, Gary. Social systems & economic development in a rural environment: Hancock County, TN. N.p., 1967. 1 vol.

Goodspeed's history of east TN (Hancock County, pp. 871-872, 1216-1225). Goodspeed, 1887.

Grohse, William P. Echoes from Vardy. N.p., 19--. 3 vols. (compiled from "Echoes from Vardy" column which appeared in the Morristown Citizen Tribune, 1978-1989)

Hancock County, TN & its people, 1844-1989. Sneedville, Hancock County Hist. & Gen. Soc., 1990. 229 pp. (rev. ed., 1994, 306 pp.)

Health profile: Hancock County, TN. Johnson City, ARCHA Health Systems Agency, 1986. 22 pp.

Henry, Bill. "Alex Stewart: a personal reminiscence." TN Folklore Soc. Bull. 47 (1981), pp. 48-66.

Ivey, Saundra K. "Aunt Mahala Mullins in folklore, fakelore & literature." TN Folklore Soc. Bull. 41 (1975), pp. 1-8.

Kolasa, Kathryn M. Foodways of selected mothers & their adult daughters in upper east TN. UT dissertation, 1974. 238 pp.

Oster, Kenneth. A comparative study of local government in a five county region: the Clinch-Powell River Valley; a resource intern report. Knoxville, TVA, 1971. 56 pp.

Price, Prestiss, ed. "Two petitions to VA of the north of Holston men, 1776, 1777." ETHSP 21 (1949), 95-110.

Soil survey, Hawkins & Hancock counties, TN. Washington, D.C., US GPO, 1979. 84 pp.

TN Dept. Transportation [county maps] issued periodically.

TN Valley Authority. Educational resources & needs in Hancock County, TN. Knoxville, TVA, 1965. 22 pp.

Thomas, Gregory A. A plan for low-income housing as an amelioratory measure against persistent rural poverty in Hancock County, TN. UT thesis, 1987. 165 pp.

Trent, Emma D. East TN's lore of yesteryear. Whitesburg, the author, 1987. 621 pp.

Trent, Emma D. Faces, places & things of early east TN: a sequel to East TN's lore of yesteryear. Whitesburg, the author, 1989. 421 pp.

US Geol. Survey [topographic maps] issued periodically. Quadrangles: Coleman Gap, Back Valley, Sneedville, Kyles Ford, Looney's Gap, Plum Grove, Howard Quarter, Swan Island, Lee Valley, Pressmens Home.

Wagner, Deborah. K. A case study of the impact of public investment expenditures in Hancock County, TN. UT thesis, 1979. 57 pp.

Woodside, Jane H. "From farm to festival: crafts in the Clinch River Valley." TN Folklore Soc. Bull. 53 (1987), pp. 118-129.




Melungeons of Hancock County

Allen, Lee A. "Introduction to Melungeon bibliography." TN Folklore Soc. Bull. 55 (1991), pp. 122-157.

Aswell, James R., et al. God bless the devil: liar's bench tales. Chapel Hill, UNC Press, 1940. 254 pp.

Ball, Bonnie S. The Melungeons: notes on the origin of a race. (rev. ed.) Johnson City, Overmountain Press, 1992. 114 pp.

Ball, Bonnie S. The Melungeons: their origin & kin. Haysie, VA, n.p., 1969. 71 pp.

Ball, Donald B. A bibliography of TN anthropology, including Cherokee, Chickasaw, & Melungeon studies. Knoxville, TN Anthrop. Assn., 1976. 56 pp.

Barr, Phyllis C. The Melungeons of Newman's Ridge. ETSU thesis, 1965. 40 pp.

Bible, Jean P. Melungeons yesterday & today. Rogersville, East TN Print. Co., 1975. 125 pp.

Burks, Jacqueline D. The treatment of the Melungeon in general literature & belletristic works. TTU thesis, 1972. 112 pp.

Cavender, Anthony P. "The Melungeons of upper east TN: persisting social identity." TN Anthrop. 6 (1981), pp. 27-36.

Davis, Louise. "The mystery of the Melungeons." TN Valley Hist. Rev. 1 (1972), pp. 22-29. (reprinted from Nashville Tennessean Magazine Sept. 22 & Sept. 29, 1963)

Dromgoole, Will A. "The Melungeon tree & its four branches." The Arena 3 (1891), pp. 745-751.

Dromgoole, Will A. "The Melungeons." The Arena 3 (1891), pp. 470-479.

Elder, Pat Spurlock. Melungeons: Examining An Appalachian Legend. Continuity Press, 1999. 390+ pp.

Hale, Will T. "The Melungeons of east TN." (In A history of Tennessee & Tennesseans, v. 1, pp. 179-186, Chicago, IL, Louis Pub. Co., 1913.)

Haun, Mildred. The hawk's done gone, & other stories. Indianapolis, IN, Bobbs-Merrill, 1940. 356 pp. (fiction)

Isaac, Norm. From Newman Ridge, TN, to southeastern KY highlands: trail of the Portuguese, Indian & English mixed clans. Richmond, IN, the author, 1983. 103 pp.

Ivey, Saundra K. Oral, printed & popular culture traditions related to the Melungeons of Hancock County, TN. Indiana U. dissertation, 1976. 529 pp.

Kennedy, N. Brent & Robyn V. Kennedy. The Melungeons: the resurrection of a proud people: an untold story of ethnic cleansing in America. Macon, GA, Mercer U. Press, 1994. 156 pp.

Price, Edward T. "The Melungeons: a mixed-blood strain of the southern Appalachians." Geog. Rev. 41 (1951), pp. 256-271.

Price, Henry. Melungeons, the vanishing colony of Newman's Ridge. Sneedville, Hancock County Drama Assn., 1971. 26 pp.

Shepherd, Lewis. "Romantic account of the celebrated 'Melungeon case.'" Watson's Mag. 17 (1913), pp. 34-40.

Sovine, Melanie L. The mysterious Melungeons: a critique of the mythical image. U. KY dissertation, 1982. 239 pp.

Stuart, Jesse. Daughters of the legend. NY, McGraw-Hill, 1965. 249 pp. (novel of Melungeon life)

Studies in folklore & ethnicity. Edited by Larry Danielson. Los Angeles, CA, CA Folklore Soc., 1978. 108 pp. (special issue of Western Folklore 36, 1977)

Werner, Diana. The Melungeons: an interstital racial category of the southern Appalachians. U. GA thesis, 1973. 98 pp.

Worden, William L. "Sons of the legend." Sat. Evening Post 220 (1947), pp. 28- 29, 128, 130, 133.

 

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