Selected Bibliography

NB: This selective list of resources was compiled from the suggestions of individual panellists. Items may not represent the choices of all participants.


Academic Freedom

American Association of University Professors. “1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure with Interpretive Comments.” American Association of University Professors. <>.


Racial Issues


Cockrell, Dale. Demons of Disorder: Early Blackface Minstrels and their World. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1997.

Lhamon, W. T. Jr. Raising Cain: Blackface Performance from Jim Crow to Hip Hop. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1998.

Southern, Eileen, and Josephine Wright, comp. African-American Traditions in Song, Sermon, Tale, and Dance, 1600s–1920: An Annotated Bibliography of Literature, Collections, and Art Work. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1990.

_____. Images: Iconography of Music in African-American Culture, 1770s–1920s. New York: Garland, 2000.


Amistad. Dir. Steven Spielberg. DreamWorks, 1997.

Bamboozled. Dir. Spike Lee. New Line Cinema, 2000.

The Jazz Singer. Dir. Alan Crosland. Warner Bros., 1927.

Show Boat. Dir. James Whale. Universal, 1956.

Ethnic Notions. San Francisco: California Newsreel, 1987.

E-Text Collections and Databases

American Memory. The Library of Congress. <>.

Documenting the American South. UNC University Library. <>.

Historical American Sheet Music, 1850–1920. Duke University.

African-American Sheet Music from Brown University Library. The Library of Congress. <>.

Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music. Johns Hopkins University.


Appalachian Issues


Billings, Dwight, et al. Confronting Appalachian Stereotypes: Back Talk from an American Region. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1999.

Dawidoff, Nicholas. In the Country of Country: People and Places in American Music. New York: Pantheon Books, 1997.

Harkins, Anthony. Hillbilly: A Cultural History of an American Icon. New York: Oxford UP, 2004.

Peterson, Richard. Creating Country Music: Fabricating Authenticity. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1997.

Shapiro, Henry D. Appalachia on Our Mind: The Southern Mountains and Mountaineers in the American Consciousness. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1978.

Whisnant, David. All That Is Native and Fine: The Politics of Culture in An American Region. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1983.

Williamson, J. W. Hillbillyland: What the Movies Did to the Mountains and What the Mountains Did to the Movies. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1995.

Films, Cartoons, Television Shows

The Beverly Hillbillies. CBS, 1962–1971.

Cold Mountain. Dir. Anthony Minghella. Miramax, 2003.

Deliverance. Dir. John Boorman. Warner Brothers, 1972.

High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass Music. Dir. Rachel Liebling. PBS Home Video, 1994.

Hillbilly Hare.
Dir. Robert McKimson. Warner Bros., 1950.

Songcatcher. Dir. Maggie Greenwald. Lion’s Gate, 2000.

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