Dolly Parton and History

Recently, I read an article about an interesting new class being offered at the University of Tenessee. The course is called "Dolly's America", and explores Appalachia, America, music and culture. Well, sign me up. It makes sense to me that a history class should be looking through the lens of Dolly Parton, the great Tennessee born signer-songwriter. In this way, history is viewed from the lens of the "underdog", the poor, the rural, and the outcast. Well, maybe not always, but far too often history is told through the lens of coastal academia. I appreciate the varied perspective this class seems to offer.

Click here to read the article about the new class being offered at the University of TN. 

I pulled this picture straight from the NYT

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