A Handbook to Appalachia: An Introduction to the Region / Edition 1

A Handbook to Appalachia: An Introduction to the Region / Edition 1

by Grace Toney Edwards
     
 

ISBN-10: 1572334592

ISBN-13: 9781572334595

Pub. Date: 05/01/2006

Publisher: University of Tennessee Press

Scholars who teach, write, or speak on the history and culture of the Appalachian region are frequently asked by students, administrators, or colleagues to recommend a relatively short, comprehensive book about Appalachia. Until now, there has been no interdisciplinary introductory text in Appalachian studies. A Handbook to Appalachia comprises a collection of concise…  See more details below

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Scholars who teach, write, or speak on the history and culture of the Appalachian region are frequently asked by students, administrators, or colleagues to recommend a relatively short, comprehensive book about Appalachia. Until now, there has been no interdisciplinary introductory text in Appalachian studies. A Handbook to Appalachia comprises a collection of concise, accessible overviews of the region written by top academics in a variety of fields, all directed at a general audience. Accompanied by dozens of inviting photographs, the essays offer information to those becoming acquainted with Appalachia for the first time as well as to more experienced observers of the region. The essays are arranged to show how various features of Appalachia are related. Each essay is followed by a list of suggested readings for further study. A Handbook to Appalachia provides a clear, concise first step toward understanding the expanding field of Appalachian studies, from the history of the area to its sometimes conflicted image, from its music and folklore to its outstanding literature.Chapters:HistoryThe Peoples of AppalachiaNatural Resources and EnvironmentEconomicsPolitics of ChangeHealth CareEducationFolklifeLiteratureReligionVisual ArtsAppalachians Outside the Region

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572334595
Publisher:
University of Tennessee Press
Publication date:
05/01/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
162,838
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Appalachian history1
Peoples of Appalachia : cultural diversity within the mountain region27
Natural resources and environment of Appalachia51
The economy of Appalachia67
The politics of change in Appalachia85
Health care in Appalachia101
Education in Appalachia119
Appalachian folklife143
Appalachian music : examining popular assumptions163
Religion in Appalachia181
Appalachian literature199
Visual arts in Appalachia217
Appalachians outside the region237

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