Professor creates three American Mountain South-related diversity websites as resources for teachers
May 20, 2009
Wilma A. Dunaway, professor in the School of Public and International Affairs, has created three websites that provide a treasure trove of historic images, narratives, and information about economic history, slaves and 19th-century women in the American Mountain South.
Dunaway’s resources challenge mythology about Appalachia and provide teachers with easy access to regional diversity resource materials. Her resources include
- Lectures, books, and articles about challenging mythology about Appalachia;
- Lectures, books, and articles about slavery and the Black Appalachian family;
- Antebellum illustrations of slavery in Appalachian Va.;
- Images of enslaved children;
- Links to electronic sources that teachers can employ in classroom instruction;
- Information about published source materials (primary and secondary) that teachers can employ to design their teaching units; and
- Images of antebellum Appalachian women.
These resources and more are found on Dunaway’s three websites:
- Regional Diversity
- Appalachian women