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Appalachian Studies



link to catalog page, Hoedowns, Reels, and Frolics

Hoedowns, Reels, and Frolics

Roots and Branches of Southern Appalachian Dance

Author: Phil Jamison
Pub Date: July

From cakewalks to clogging, a new history of a vital American art form   learn more...
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link to catalog page, Ghost of the Ozarks

Ghost of the Ozarks

Murder and Memory in the Upland South

Author: Brooks Blevins
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: February 2017

A grisly killing and a walking dead man in the Arkansas hills   learn more...
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link to catalog page, Smokestacks in the Hills

Smokestacks in the Hills

Rural-Industrial Workers in West Virginia

Author: Lou Martin
Pub Date: November 2015

Welding together factory life and local ways in a changing countryside   learn more...
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link to catalog page, Studying Appalachian Studies

Studying Appalachian Studies

Making the Path by Walking

Author: Edited by Chad Berry, Phillip J. Obermiller, and Shaunna L. Scott
Pub Date: July 2015

An invigorating challenge to the field's status quo   learn more...
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link to catalog page, Combating Mountaintop Removal

Combating Mountaintop Removal

New Directions in the Fight against Big Coal

Author: Bryan T. McNeil
Pub Date: Cloth: 2011; Paper: January 2013

Grassroots environmental activism in West Virginia coal country   learn more...
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link to catalog page, Our Roots Run Deep as Ironweed

Our Roots Run Deep as Ironweed

Appalachian Women and the Fight for Environmental Justice

Author: Shannon Elizabeth Bell
Pub Date: November 2013

Personal stories of women's environmental activism in Central Appalachia   learn more...
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link to catalog page, The Poco Field

The Poco Field

An American Story of Place

Author: Talmage A. Stanley
Pub Date: March 2012

A telling personal history of place, class, and aspiration   learn more...
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link to catalog page, Transforming Places

Transforming Places

Lessons from Appalachia

Author: Edited by Stephen L. Fisher and Barbara Ellen Smith
Pub Date: March 2012

What global activists can learn from Appalachia   learn more...
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link to catalog page, Spirits of Just Men

Spirits of Just Men

Mountaineers, Liquor Bosses, and Lawmen in the Moonshine Capital of the World

Author: Charles D. Thompson Jr.
Pub Date: May 2011

A rousing tale of moonshine and conspiracy in Depression-era rural Virginia   learn more...
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link to catalog page, Working Girl Blues

Working Girl Blues

The Life and Music of Hazel Dickens

Author: Hazel Dickens and Bill C. Malone
Pub Date: April 2008

The life story of singer and songwriter Hazel Dickens, the inspiring voice of a whole generation of women and workers   learn more...
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