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plateau
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  • In the southeastern corner of Kentucky, in the stretch of the Appalachian Mountains known as the Cumberland Plateau, lies a small town called Harlan.
    Chapter 6 (1% in)
  • The Cumberland Plateau is a wild and mountainous region of flat-topped ridges, mountain walls five hundred to a thousand feet high, and narrow valleys, some wide enough only for a one-lane road and a creek.
    Chapter 6 (1% in)
  • When the area was first settled, the plateau was covered with a dense primeval forest.
    Chapter 6 (2% in)
  • The Kentucky legislator Harry Caudill once looked in a circuit court clerk's office in one Cumberland Plateau town and found one thousand murder indictments stretching from the end of the Civil War, in the 1860s, to the beginning of the twentieth century, and this for a region that never numbered more than fifteen thousand people and where many violent acts never even made it to the indictment stage.
    Chapter 6 (28% in)
  • Or imagine a country where Renee's doggedness is not the exception, but a cultural trait, embedded as deeply as the culture of honor in the Cumberland Plateau.
    Chapter 8 (87% in)

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