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    Appalachia Culture

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    Many people have different views on what Appalachia is, I grew up thinking that Appalachia meant people were dirty, poor, illiterate, inbreed and we also called them mountain people. As I grew up I realized that most of the things they went through and had a hard time with, I was dealing with the same problems. So what exactly is Appalachia? Well you will find out as you read on. Appalachia is no longer the land of severe poverty that it was three decades ago, now the poverty rate of one in 15 is

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    Appalachia Case Study

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    Appalachia is notoriously known for being one of the poorest regions in the United States. There are many contributions to the financial burden of the Appalachian region, especially education. Appalachia is frequently at the receiving end of many jokes that undermine their education system, as well as, the intelligence level of the people that live there. The financial instability, along with the education quality presents an important question to be answered. How does education affect Appalachia

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    Migration Out of Appalachia

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    Migration Out of Appalachia Many people who experienced it can tell about the impact that the migration out of Appalachia had on people in the 1950’s. One person that has told his story about the migration is Gary Hicks, who is currently a pump foreman for the City of Elizabethton. Born in 1939, Gary is now over 60 years old. He graduated high school and entered the real world in the 1950’s. At that time finding a job wasn’t very easy for anyone in Southern Appalachia. In a tape-recorded personal

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    Folk Medicine in Appalachia

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    United States." Black Folk Medicine: The Therapeutic Significance of Faith and Trust. New Brunswick, N.J., U.S.A.: Transaction, 1984. 53-66. Print. Williams, Michael Ann. "Folklife." Ed. Richard A. Straw and H. Tyler Blethen. High Mountains Rising: Appalachia in Time and Place. Chicago: University of Illinois, 2004. 135-146. Print.

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    prospered among a few wealthy families in the larger valley communities, the “peculiar institution” never influenced Appalachian culture and society as it did that of the lowland South. In fact, settlements of free blacks thrived in some areas of Appalachia both before and after the war, and their descendants came to have much in common culturally and economically with their white neighbors. Transportation After 1830, the construction of railroads and macadam turnpikes began to bring improved transportation

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    Appalachia Stereotypes

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    The region Of Appalachia is generally considered to be an area full of people with little intellect and who are incapable of functioning as normal members of society. Since the early history of American Appalachia has been believed to be an area where there is not science or philosophy. It is believed to be an area full of people who are extremely gullible and superstitious. Many people have come out of Appalachia to challenge these stereotypes. The First example of someone challenging this stereotype

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    Where there are various regions there are bound to be a variety of people with alternate cultures, beliefs, and ways of life. The cultures found with the Appalachia are unique in their own ways and represent a body of individuals who found their way to such an area. Land that is included within the Southern Appalachia can be best described by Horace Kephart as he does so in his book The Southern Highlander and His Homeland to include: “the four western counties of Maryland; the Blue Ridge Valley

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    Appalachian Stereotypes

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    Different stereotypes are placed on groups for various reasons-race, sex, occupations, and geographical locations-just to name a few. The last of these four different classifications is the one that distinguishes me from most of society. Growing up in Appalachia has made me a minority (different from the rest of society), and also plagued me with many stereotypes. Everyone in society has heard the stereotypes. However, I would like to focus on the how's and why's of them. How they came to be. Why society

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    Kentucky Stereotypes

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    illustrated as redneck and poor. Much of this may stem from many of the small towns in Kentucky and in the Appalachian area. However, Appalachia has been misunderstood and misrepresented: "Appalachia has long been characterized as a region of feuds, moonshine stills, mine wars, environmental destruction, joblessness and hopelessness" (Billings cover). Although Appalachia tends to be a very poor region, they are very rich in family values and respect for life. It was a few days before I left for school

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    Introduction: Appalachia is a 205,000-square-mile region of the Unites States that follows the Appalachian Mountains from southern New York to northern Mississippi [Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), 2009a]. (Figure 1) Appalachia includes all of West Virginia and parts of Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Appalachia consists of 420 counties. It has a population of approximately 24 million;

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    is a mid-wife to many in the community, a doctor for their illnesses, and a seer of things to come. While she may appear to some as a way to tie the other characters together, she is an essential part of the story. The geography and people of Appalachia have historically been demoralized by outside influences. The land and people are extraordinary for numerous reasons, one of which is their resilience to the offenses they have suffered for the greater good of others. They have been repeatedly

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    what I can to those in need, whether that be a service, money, food, or kindness. One of the ways in which we learn about the importance of giving back is through mission work, and for high school and college students in my church, this means the Appalachia Service Project. As a young girl, I couldn’t wait until it was my turn to be on an ASP crew. And when I finally began experiencing these trips, I loved everything about them -- the work, the relationships, the fun memories. In addition to these

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    The Appalachian Culture and Its Territory

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    Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Maryland, New York, and Pennsylvania. These regions are divided into categories of Northern Appalachia, Central Appalachia and Southern Appalachia. West Virginia is the only state that is entirely within Appalachia.1 The environment these individuals encounter is within the mountains, valley and rivers with varying degrees. There are few cities within this culture and many still live in small communities

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    Emotional Fundamentalism in River of Earth

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    strains that are often associated with Appalachia. Generally, fundamentalism strongly emphasizes innate depravity and the damnation sinners face. Instead, Still lightens the message. Sermons on hope, grace, and mercy are extended to the characters. Through this more forgiving variety of Christianity, the characters are able to look forward to an eternal existence without adding any more stress to their current existences. It is suggested there is a tendency in Appalachia to lean towards forms of Christianity

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    The Appalachian Mountains

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    Appalachia is a 205,000-square-mile region that follows the spine of the Appalachian Mountains stretching from southern New York to northern Mississippi. It is home to more than 25 million people. Being rich in natural resources, the region contains some of the richest mineral deposits in America (Daugneaux 1981). The coal, timber, oil, gas, and water contained within the Appalachian Mountains are resources that have historically influenced the economic characteristics of the region. The Region's

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    Bluegrass Music Essay

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    General Music Today 22, no. 2 (January 2009): 12-18. Roy, William G. “Aesthetic Identity, Race, and American Folk Music.” Qualitative sociology 25, no. 3 (Fall 2002): 459-469. Sweet, Stephen. “Bluegrass Music and Its Misguided Representation of Appalachia.” Popular Music and Society, no.3 (1996): 37-51. Thompson, Deborah J. “Searching for Silenced Voices in Appalachian Music.” GeoJournal 65, no. ½, Geography & Music (2006): 67-78.

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    “Appalachia is the land of sky.”(Williams 19) Appalachia considered one of the top ravishing regions in the whole world. Once you visit this rich land, you will always want to retrieve those memories and visit it over and over. Its charming mountains will reflect its beauty and restore a feel of relaxation and purity in your soul. Appalachian is in the southeastern of United States and located in North America (The Appalachian Region paragraph 3). In this paper, we will dig more deeply in the rich

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    Appalachians Health Issues The Appalachian culture were born in the Appalachian mountain range and their family live in or near the Appalachia. “Appalachia comprises 420 counties in 13 states—Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Maryland, New York, and Pennsylvania.” (Purnell, 2009, p. 88). Since the Appalachians comes from such a broad region, I choose to discuss the population residing in Kentucky. The Appalachians

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    American Craft Culture

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    emotional turmoil. Rising from a distinct tradition of fiber arts and crafts, Central Appalachia is a region developed from a unique mixture of cultural, social, and geographical circumstances (See Chapter 2). At the end of the nineteenth century and early in the twentieth, while other parts of the country were putting away spinning wheels and looms in favor of synthetic materials mass-produced in a factory, Central Appalachia was strengthening their heritage by continuing local fiber craft traditions. Higher

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    Appalachian culture is as broad and far reaching as the counties included in Appalachia. Appalachia is poverty stricken communities, found in the Appalachian Mountains that is defined by their levels of poverty. What is odd is the fact that they can add more counties to the region but they never take any out of it. Farmers, coal miners, old time religions, and even musicians help form the culture within the region. A land for many years that was in a sense cutoff from the outside world, the absolute

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