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Appalachian Studies



link to catalog page BLEVINS, 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...

link to catalog page JAMISON, Hoedowns, Reels, and Frolics

Hoedowns, Reels, and Frolics

Roots and Branches of Southern Appalachian Dance

Author: Phil Jamison
Pub Date: July 2015

From cakewalks to clogging, a new history of a vital American art form   learn more...

link to catalog page MARTIN, 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...

link to catalog page BERRY, 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...

link to catalog page SPALDING, Appalachian Dance

Appalachian Dance

Creativity and Continuity in Six Communities

Author: Susan Eike Spalding
Pub Date: November 2014

An engaging look at how clogging and flatfooting evolved into vital parts of Appalachia's dance culture   learn more...

link to catalog page MCNEIL, 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...

link to catalog page BELL, 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...

link to catalog page HOFSTRA, Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams

The World of Patsy Cline

Author: Edited by Warren R. Hofstra
Pub Date: September 2013

A cultural history of the first female legend of country music   learn more...

link to catalog page STANLEY, 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...

link to catalog page FISHER, 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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