• Healthcare Care Access Disparities in Appalachia
    region consists of thirteen states and 420 counties, in which the entire state of West Virginia is in Appalachia, along with the mountainous portions of Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New York. According to...
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  • Appalachia
    Historically, Appalachia was America’s first frontier. The region’s original inhabitants were Indians. The Iroquois, Chickasaw, Choctaw, and especially Cherokee tribes created thriving indigenous cultures there before the arrival in the early 1700s of English, Scottish, and Irish settlers, who...
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  • The Critical Thinker and Culture
    history and tradition (Commission on Religion of Appalachia, 1992). Being brought up in West Virginia, I have many memories of a style of living that my grandparents and their parents taught me about. One of the funniest traditions we have is a distrust of doctors. Where I’m from in South Central...
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  • Destruction of Mountaintop Mining
    article. Hoobs voiced his concerns from past mining in the state. He said something to the effect of, “I am concerned that the jobs will only be temporary as before and leave behind disaster for the local to deal with” Mining in the Appalachia is a hot issue for locals these days. Some say that...
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  • Mountain Top Paper
    called coal slurry (Mountaintop-removal Mining Is Devastating Appalachia Pg. 1). The despair stretches up the Kentucky-Virginia line, before making its way across southern West Virginia. Mountaintop removal is not only just taking away beautiful landscape; there is much more inherent danger that...
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  • freedom Industires
    APPALACHIA AND THE MELUNGEON HERITAGE Appalachia is a region in the central and southern Appalachian Mountains, which partly consist of Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina and West Virginia, Georgia and South Carolina. The people of Appalachia are resilient people that have adapted...
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  • The Civil War and Appalachia
    going unnoticed. The geography of a war has an impacting affect on the war and is sometimes overlooked, often leading to one side's downfall (Falls 5). Appalachia has a fluctuating geography, for it ranges from eroded down, plain-like areas, to mountains areas of up to almost 7000 feet (“The...
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  • Affrilachian Voice: Celebrations of Truth and Culture
    domestic institutions” (Turner 198). While slavery was still existent in this rugged backdrop before the Civil War, the region did not demand vast quantities of labor as did the South and felt the relief of the lightened institutional grip as well as some levity of pervasive and constraining cultural codes...
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  • The Big Bad Wolf: a Deeper Look at the Coal Industry and Its Victims
    industry has become. Dr. Glenna Graves states that “the society of Appalachia before industrialization was a vital and satisfying one, but one that in the context of an industrial nation was becoming untenable” (Graves). The people of Appalachia are ruled by coal, and this leaves them vulnerable and...
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  • Bafalo Spirit
    The Split Cherry Tree (by Jesse Stuart) Background information: The story takes place in Appalachia, a mountainous region in east USA. Despite its natural resources, the region was long poor. Many of the early settlers in Appalachia were poor farmers who were seeking cheap land. In the 19th...
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  • Opiate Use and Abuse
    health facilities and methadone) for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO)(Silversides, 2009). Drug Abuse in Appalachia A greater proportion of people in Appalachia abuse prescription drugs than in the nation as a whole, according to a report released by the federal...
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  • Jane Addams
    deeply thoughtful, ethically committed person, of only modest personal wealth, who genuinely tried to love her neighbors, and who in her life time both was on the FBI’s list of “most dangerous radicals” (during the 1920s “Red Scare”) and won the Nobel Prize (in1931). Jane Addams was born in Freeport...
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  • The Amazing Mississippi River
    , as did Appalachia coal. The port of New Orleans boomed because it was the trans-shipment point to deep sea ocean vessels. Steamers worked the entire way from the trickles of Montana, to the Ohio River, down the Missouri and Tennessee to the main channel of the Mississippi. Only the arrival of the...
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  • Mountaintop Removal
    paper will examine the detrimental effects of the extraction of coal by the practice of mountaintop removal in American Appalachia. First, the process of mountaintop removal will be presented in order to understand the extent of the devastation it brings to mountaintop removal sites. It will then...
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  • George Homer Goss
    , grey eyes, light hair 1920 Census as George Goss 25 years old, wife 24, both could read and write Occupation: Copper Miner, no longer a blacksmith, recent change Has recently moved to Flint Hill, Fannin, Georgia (Fannin County was in TN??? Birthplace?) 2 kids at the time- Daphne (4) and TC...
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  • Squidbillies: Sterotype of Appalachia
    to Appalachia for a family visit, his wife tells the children to remember “good touch, bad touch” before they get out of the car. During this visit, the granny squid calls the children who are part squid, part human, half-breeds. The Appalachian squids could not understand the air conditioning in...
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  • Saving the Mountains
    additional File) Oh the green rolling hills of Appalachia, spanning from New York to Alabama, mountainous and majestic and yet they are plagued with destruction. Destruction brought on from mountaintop removal mining. Because mountaintop removal mining has damaged or destroyed...
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  • English Paper
    Linda Scott Derosier? Who is she you may ask? Linda is a Southern Appalachian woman, whom I have a great deal of respect for, not only is she a professor of psychology; she is a scrawny kid from Appalachia. Reading Creeker opened my eyes even wider to the family and friends I have living here in...
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  • Mountaintop Removal Mining
    employed many people. Beginning in the 1990’s, a new way to extract coal that is highly machine driven and efficient emerged in Appalachia known as Mountaintop Removal Mining (MTR). I want to address the issues of mountaintop removal mining. The basic structure of the paper will be: (I) First, I will...
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  • The Great Depression
    workers had not shared in the prosperity of the 1920s, and the government-held laissez faire policy. During the depression the overall jobless rate was 25% with another 25% taking wage cuts or working part time. The gross national product fell by almost 50%. It wasn’t until the World War 2 started...
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