Monday, November 21, 2011
Posted by Dan Ernst
The public relations folks at Washington & Lee Law have posted a nice profile on the school's recently hired legal historian Jill Fraley. In it, Professor Fraley explains that her forthcoming book "traces how the federal government created the identifiable region we know as 'Appalachia' through the mapping practices of the Tennessee Valley Authority and later the Appalachia Regional Commission,." It also explores "why these regional governing bodies were established and what the challenges are to governing an area based on land features rather than state lines."