School Ma’am of Sandy Ridge (with response)

SCHOOL MA’AM OF SANDY RIDGE

The Atlantic Monthly January 1921

Hudson, Irene. “School Ma’am of Sandy Ridge,”  The Atlantic Monthly, CXXVII pp.11-22,  January 1921.

This article brought many in Appalachia to question the author’s intent and raised one of the first long debates about “stereotyping”  Appalachian people.

The response from Pine Mountain Settlement School by Evelyn Wells to Ellery Sedgwick, Editor of The Atlantic Monthly, was quick and sharp:

Wells Letter

Letter to Atlantic Monthly from Evelyn Wells